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                        Office of the Press Secretary 
                     (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts)
For Immediate Release                                September 2, 1997 


President Clinton today nominated Anita M. Josey and John M. Campbell to serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

John M. Campbell is a 1975 graduate of Yale College and a 1981 graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. After completing law school, Mr. Campbell clerked for the Honorable Jon O. Newman of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

After working at the law firm of Arnold & Porter for two years, Mr. Campbell joined the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served as a trial attorney from 1985 until 1991. During this time, Mr. Campbell successfully prosecuted numerous public officials, including a former federal judge. Mr. Campbell received the Justice Department's Special Achievement Award in 1988, 1989, and 1990. Most recently, Mr. Campbell has served as the Chief of the Public Corruption Government Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Columbia.

Anita M. Josey is a 1982 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and a 1987 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. After graduating from law school, Ms. Josey clerked for the Honorable Herbert B. Dixon of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia.

After completing her clerkship in 1988, Ms. Josey joined her current employer, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia ("PDS"). During her nine years of service at the PDS, Ms. Josey has tried numerous cases in the Superior Court and has appeared before the D.C. Court of Appeals. Since 1994, Ms. Josey has served as the Deputy Director of the Public Defender Service.