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Madison attorney Conley nominated federal judge


MADISON (AP) -- Madison attorney William Conley has been nominated by President Barack Obama to a federal judge position.

Fifty-three-year-old Conley is a partner at the Madison office of Foley & Lardner. The law firm's Web site says he focuses on antitrust and regulatory matters.

Obama nominated him Thursday for the Western District of Wisconsin. He would succeed U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb, who is retiring after 30 years.

Conley must be confirmed by the Senate. He already has the endorsement of Wisconsin Sens. Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold, who recommended him to Obama in August.

Conley received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982. He then served as a law clerk for Judge Thomas Fairchild on the Chicago-based Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

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