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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Pamela Harris to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Harris fills a vacancy on the court created when Judge Andre Davis took senior status in February.

The Richmond-based circuit has appellate jurisdiction over district courts in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Harris is a visiting professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. She previously served in the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice.

The Potomac, Maryland, resident earned bachelor's and law degrees from Yale.

The Senate confirmed the nomination Monday.

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