BURLINGTON (AP) - Vermont's new federal judge has been sworn in.

U.S. District Court Judge Geoffrey Crawford took the office on Tuesday, telling the packed courtroom that he hopes to bring humility to the position.

In June, the U.S. Senate voted 95-0 to confirm Crawford, then a justice on the Vermont Supreme Court who was nominated to the federal post by Sen. Patrick Leahy.

Crawford was a Vermont trial court judge for 11 years before he was appointed to the state Supreme Court in 2013.

Crawford will replace William Sessions, who has taken senior status, a semi-retirement.


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