Judge Gina Groh Takes Oath for Federal Bench

Published 10/19 2012 06:16PM

Updated 10/19 2012 06:53PM

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV - It's a ceremony so important it attracted two senators and a congresswoman. They joined a crowd at Shepherd University's Frank Center to watch as Judge Gina Groh was sworn onto the federal bench.

"I'm so glad we had time to thank everybody," Judge Groh said.

The ceremony has been a long-time coming.  She was approved by the Senate in March, ten months after President Obama nominated her.

Since formally assuming her position on the bench in March, Groh has since been busy hearing cases and sentencing individuals who have pleaded guilty to crimes. 

She was nominated by President Obama on May 19, 2011 and was confirmed by the Senate on March 15, 2012 by a vote of 95-2.

Groh is the first Eastern Panhandle resident to serve on the U.S. Northern District in Martinsburg.

She grew up in Williamsport, MD and now lives in Charles Town, WV.

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