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President Biden Nominates Two Maryland Women to become Federal Judges

March 30th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports President Joe Biden plans to nominate two women to the federal bench in Maryland. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that the White House has nominated Deborah Boardman and Lydia Griggsby to become U.S. District Court judges. Boardman is a magistrate judge. Griggsby is on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Griggsby is a Baltimore native and former chief counsel for Sen. Patrick Leahy. She would be the first woman of color to serve as a judge on the district court in Maryland.

Boardman spent 11 years as a member of the Office of the Federal Public Defender before becoming a magistrate judge.

The nominees would replace Richard D. Bennett and Ellen L. Hollander. They decided to become senior judges once their successors are confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Bennett was appointed by President George W. Bush. Hollander was appointed by President Barack Obama.