Senate Confirms Former FBI General Counsel For Seat on U.S. District Court
By Jennifer Koons | September 10, 2013 9:58 am

The Senate on Monday approved former FBI General Counsel Valerie Caproni’s nomination to sit on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Valerie E. Caproni

The final tally was 73-24 with three senators not voting.

Caproni, who served as the FBI’s top in-house lawyer from 2003 to 2011, was initially nominated by President Barack Obama in November 2012. The Senate did not act on the nomination, and it expired at the end of the 112th Congress.

She was among some 30 judge nominees to be put forward again in the 113th Congress, which opened on Jan. 3. And in June, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved her nomination by voice vote.


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