Van Hollen, Cardin Praise Judiciary Committee Approval of Judges Deborah Boardman and Lydia Griggsby for Maryland U.S. District Court Seats

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Senators recommended Judges Boardman and Griggsby to President Joe Biden

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today praised the Judiciary Committee’s approval of Judges Deborah Boardman and Lydia Griggsby to serve as U.S. District Court Judges for the District of Maryland. 

“We are pleased that the Judiciary
Committee approved both of our outstanding Maryland nominees today. Both have a
demonstrated track record of public service, and have already accumulated
significant federal judicial experience from serving as judges on their
respective courts,” the senators said. “We look forward to their
swift approval by the full Senate and continued dedication to Marylanders
seeking justice.”


U.S. Magistrate Judge Boardman was
nominated to fill the future vacancy created when Judge Richard Bennett,
appointed by President Bush in 2003, announced his intention to take senior
status upon the confirmation of his successor. U.S. Claims Court Judge Griggsby
was nominated to fill the current vacancy created when Judge Catherine Blake,
appointed by President Clinton in 1995, announced her intention to take senior
status on April 2, 2021.  President Biden nominated Judges Boardman and
Griggsby to these vacancies on March 30, 2021. The Senate Judiciary Committee
held their confirmation hearing on May 12, 2021.

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