Ceremony For Newest Federal Judge 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than 100 guests including current and past state judges are going to attend a ceremony in which former Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice Jon Levy takes his seat on the federal bench.

The ceremony for the newest federal judge in Maine is being held Friday at the Edward T. Gignoux U.S. Courthouse in Portland.

Sen. Angus King will speak at the event.

As governor, King nominated Levy to the Maine District Court in 1995 and then to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in 2002. Levy replaces George Singal and joins John Woodcock and Nancy Torresen as federal judges in Maine. Singal and D. Brock Hornby will enjoy “senior status” and occasionally hear cases.