WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Bush on Tuesday named legal scholar Paul Cassell to be a U.S. district judge for Utah and Laurie Smith Camp, Nebraska's chief deputy attorney general for criminal affairs, as a U.S. district judge for that state.

Cassell, a well-known conservative legal scholar, was an assistant U.S. attorney in eastern Virginia during the first Bush administration.

He currently is a professor at the University of Utah College of Law.

Camp was Nebraska's first female deputy attorney general.

The nominations require Senate confirmation.

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On the Net: Cassell's web site: http://www.law.utah.edu/Cassell/menu.html