- Associated Press - Saturday, June 14, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - President Barack Obama says he intends to nominate the lawyer for city of New Haven to serve as a federal judge in Connecticut.

Victor Allen Bolden has served as the corporation counsel for New Haven since 2009. He previously worked at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., at the law firm Wiggin & Dana and at the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.

The White House on Friday announced Bolden nomination to serve on the U.S. District Court for Connecticut.

U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy said Bolden has the intellect, integrity and life experience that will make him a judge of courage and compassion.

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro said Bolden has a deep reservoir of both professional experience and civic involvement to draw on while serving on the bench.

The nomination awaits Senate confirmation.

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