Identity thief forged Indiana federal judge’s signature

A convicted identity thief from Indiana with at least four aliases pleaded guilty earlier this week in a Montana federal court
on charges that he not only impersonated a military officer and stole multiple identities, but also that he forged court documents
last year and signed the name of U.S. Judge David F. Hamilton from the Southern District of Indiana.

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Senate Judiciary holds nomination hearing

A busy Congressional calendar has caused the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to move its nomination hearing to a room without cameras, which leaves Indiana's legal community in the dark about an Indianapolis-based federal judge's nomination for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Senators treat judge kindly at second hearing

Even though Republicans insisted on a rare second judicial nomination hearing for U.S. District Judge David F. Hamilton, it remained unclear Wednesday what need there was for the Indianapolis judge to appear again before the Senate Judiciary Committee in his bid for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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