By Paul Shepard
In an encouraging example of how the system is supposed to work in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Tanya Walton Pratt as the first black federal judge for the state of Indiana.
The Spelman College and Howard University School of Law graduate is the fourth woman to be named a federal judge in the state.
What is good to see with Pratt’s nomination is the sense of cooperation between Indiana’s two senators, Democrat Evan Bayh (who formally recommended Pratt to the U.S. District Court) and Republican Richard Lugar.
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