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1st female Nebraska federal district court judge dies at 66 | KTIC Radio

1st female Nebraska federal district court judge dies at 66

1st female Nebraska federal district court judge dies at 66
COURTESY/US COURTS/Laurie Smith Camp, a longtime Nebraska attorney who became the first woman to serve on the state's federal district court

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Laurie Smith Camp, a longtime Nebraska attorney who became the first woman to serve on the state’s federal district court, died unexpectedly overnight at age 66. John M. Gerrard, the chief judge of Nebraska’s federal district court, said Thursday that Smith Camp died peacefully at her home. The cause of her death wasn’t disclosed. Smith Camp was appointed to the  court by President George W. Bush in 2001 and was confirmed unanimously by the Senate. She assumed senior judge status in 2018, meaning she was semi-retired but continued to carry an active caseload. Gerrard says she was an outstanding judge, a gracious mentor and a friend. She is survived by two children.

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