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Who should fill the federal judge seat in the Western New York District?

Two men and two women sit around a table in a radio talk studio: (foreground) Langston McFadden, (background) Josie Shepard Wilson, Peachie L. Jones, and (right) Evan Dawson
David Griffin
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WXXI News
(foreground) Langston McFadden, (background) Josie Shepard Wilson, and Peachie L. Jones on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, February 9, 2024

Advocates from local bar associations are calling on Senator Chuck Schumer to consider their recommendations for how to fill a federal judge seat with a lifetime appointment.

The seat in the Western District of New York was recently vacated by Judge Frank Geraci, who assumed the status of Senior Judge. President Biden is responsible for nominating a new judge, and the Senate will confirm it.

This hour, our guests discuss their recommendations, the position, and the impact it has on the district.

Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.