CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Madison attorney appointed to federal Judgeship
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U-S Senate voted 70-to-24 to confirm Madison attorney James Peterson for a Wisconsin federal judgeship that's been vacant for five years. Peterson will replace the late John Shabaz in a court that's based in Madison and serves roughly the western half of the state. All of yesterday's no votes came from Republicans. President Obama nominated Peterson after he was recommended by a state selection panel formed by both Wisconsin senators.