Lakeland Native Mizelle Confirmed as Federal Judge

Lakeland native Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, 33, becomes a federal judge in Tampa after a 49-41, party-line confirmation by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday evening. Her nomination by President Trump became controversial when the American Bar Association rated her unqualified because she lacks the desired 12 years’ experience and had participated in only two trials, both of them while an intern, the Tampa Bay Times reports.