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Federal Judge Deposition-3

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012, file photo, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa Stephanie Rose takes the oath of office during her investiture ceremony in Des Moines, Iowa. When she was the top federal prosecutor in northern Iowa, Rose secretly monitored the whereabouts of employees who she felt didn't work enough, removed the office's civil chief because she believed he was a poor manager and fired an attorney whom she called "flighty," records show. Rose, based in Des Moines and the nation's youngest federal judge at 40, made those statements during a May deposition in a lawsuit brought by former assistant U.S. Attorney Martha Fagg, a civil prosecutor who was fired by Rose in 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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