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A prosecutor and defense attorney were appointed Orange County Superior Court judges, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office announced Friday.

Defense attorney Julie Swain, 52, was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Orange County Superior Court Judge Joy W. Markman. The Democrat has worked as a private attorney since 2010 and served in the Orange County Public Defenders Office from 1997 to 2010.

Swain earned a law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Robert Goodkin, who was assigned to prosecute murder cases, was appointed by the governor to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Orange County Superior Court Judge Charles Margines.

Goodkin, 42, has been a prosecutor in Orange County since 2007. The Democrat earned a law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.

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