From Fox 5:
Sen. Charles Schumer's brother-in-law was quietly nominated this month to a federal judgeship in New Jersey -- a move that has some in the Garden State crying political foul.
Kevin McNulty, who is married to Schumer's sister, Fran, was named to the US District Court by the White House late last week.
According to a boilerplate quote, President Barack Obama said McNulty is a "distinguished individual" who "will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice."
New Jersey's two Democratic senators, Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, followed that up with their own news release heaping praise on the nominee.
What no one mentioned is that McNulty, 57, was the last-minute choice of Lautenberg, who had been leaning toward other candidates until surprisingly submitting McNulty's name to the White House.