BIRMINGHAM, AL–Abdul Kallon has been formally sworn in as Alabamaâ€™s newest federal judge. He will be based in Birmingham and preside in Alabamaâ€™s northern district, which includes Jefferson County and 30 others.
A panel of Alabama legal experts assembled by Congressman Artur Davis recommended Kallon to President Obama. He is filling the seat left vacant by U.W. Clemonâ€™s retirement. A native of Sierra Leone, Kallon and his family moved to the United States in 1980 and he graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.