Senate confirms Rose as federal judge

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September 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed U.S. Attorney Stephanie Rose as a federal judge in Iowa. Sens. Tom Harkin and Chuck Grassley say the Senate voted 89-1 on Monday to confirm Rose in Iowa’s Southern District, which includes Council Bluffs, Des Moines and Davenport. Rose was one of three candidates recommended by Harkin to replace Judge Robert Pratt, who has taken senior status. President Barack Obama nominated her in February. Rose has served as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Iowa since 2009. She spent over 12 years in the office as an assistant U.S. attorney. Rose received a bachelor’s degree in 1994 and a law degree in 1996, both from the University of Iowa.