Tuesday, April 01, 2003
Gov gathers list of judge picks for fed court
by Elisabeth J. Beardsley
Boston Herald
Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Gov. Mitt Romney is putting together a list of recommendations to President Bush for a seat on the U.S. District Court in Boston, including several judges and lawyers with deep ties to the Republican political machine, sources said.
In a letter to U.S. Sens. Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry obtained yesterday by the Herald, Romney offers 14 names for the $154,000-a-year post. Eight of the candidates on the list are sitting judges. The other six are private-sector lawyers, mostly from prominent area firms.
Among the connected is state Superior Court Justice David A. Lowy - the husband of former Massport chief Virginia Buckingham. Buckingham was chief of staff to former Gov. Paul Cellucci, who named Lowy to the bench, and is now deputy editorial page editor for the Herald.
Reaching back to the days of former Gov. William F. Weld, Romney suggested Brackett B. Denniston, who was chief legal counsel to both Weld and Cellucci, and is now senior counsel for General Electric Co.


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