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Gorman to serve 3rd term as public defender

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - Attorney John Gorman has been reappointed to a third term as the United States Federal Public Defender for Guam. The reappointment, effective November 17,2011, was announced by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Gorman's office handled 127 new cases in Fiscal Year 2009. In addition to criminal defense and appeals, public defenders represent prisoners and witnesses and handle bail/pre- sentencing, and probation and parole revocation hearings.

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