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Judge Pearson to be based in Youngstown federal court

Published: Tue, December 21, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Benita Y. Pearson today as a federal district court judge, to be based in Youngstown. She becomes the first black female federal judge in Ohio.

“The confirmation of Judge Pearson to the U.S. District Court means that we can continue working toward a more just society,” said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Avon, who recommended Pearson, a federal magistrate, for the position in July 2009.

After a blockade since September, Senate Republicans agreed to let at least 19 of President Barack Obama’s noncontroversial judicial nominees be confirmed in the waning days of the congressional session.

Pearson will replace Judge Peter C. Economus, who went to senior status in July 2009.

It’s been a year since Obama recommended Pearson for the appointment. The Senate Judiciary Committee recommended her appointment to the full Senate in February 2009.

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1personalresponsibility(11 comments)posted 5 years, 7 months ago

"more just society," Society is not, nor will never be just in Sherrod Brown's idea of the phrase. Some people will always be poor, or hungry, or weak and in a world of finite resources this is a cold truth. However, if everyone has opportunities to succeed, as about 95% of Americans do, then that is the best we can hope for. The law should be blind to societal justice, and only seek justice under the law not justice under ones heart, as seek this will distort the vision of even the best judge.

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2bigtimeohio(4 comments)posted 5 years, 5 months ago

hopefully...this new judge will be more responsible to poor black men and women and willing to apply the law in a just and fair and actually sympathetic manner,

to those who got themselves beat and otherwise seriously abused, by police officers...from the region,

and then who file federal civil rights cases...inside this very same people's federal court...

than good ol peter the greek police chief's friend

Peter was so far up the ass of his geeky greek chief in Warren, from the time he made it to the bench...sadly...to when he left...

just....unfortunate, he wont' be investigated for his corrupt practice

as a democratic appointee, judicial officer anytime before Jesus returns...

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