A Newtown resident has been tapped to serve as a federal judge for the District of Connecticut. Judge Kari Dooley has served as a judge in state court for the last 14 years. She was nominated by President Trump in December and confirmed by the U-S Senate Judiciary Committee this month. The vacancy was created when a judge assumed senior status. Dooley will be based in Bridgeport and serve as one of eight authorized judges in the District of Connecticut. She graduated from UConn School of Law in 1988, became an associated for a Greenwich law firm and in 1992, joined the U.S. Attorney’s office, where she prosecuted criminal cases.