Durbin Urges His Colleagues To Support The Nomination Of Nancy Maldonado To Be District Judge For The Northern District Of Illinois
Once confirmed, Maldonado will become the first Hispanic woman to serve as an Article III federal judge in the state of Illinois
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today urged his colleagues to support the nomination of Nancy L. Maldonado to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. In a speech on the Senate floor, Durbin argued that Ms. Maldonado’s extensive experience and long record of service to the state of Illinois would make her an asset to the Northern District of Illinois. The Senate is scheduled to vote on her nomination later today.
“This week, we have a chance to make history in the Land of Lincoln. Soon, the Senate will vote to confirm Nancy Maldonado as U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. If confirmed, this eminently qualified nominee will be the first Hispanic woman to serve as an Article III judge in Illinois. It marks yet another proud accomplishment in our efforts to build a judiciary that really reflects America,” Durbin said. “With such impressive credentials, it’s no wonder that Senator Tammy Duckworth and I enthusiastically support Ms. Maldonado and that the American Bar Association rated her ‘Well Qualified.’ Given her extensive experience and long record of service, she’ll be an asset to the Northern District. I hope all of my colleagues will join me in voting for her confirmation.”
Video of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate floor is available here.
Audio of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate floor is available here.
Footage of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate floor is available here for TV Stations.
Last month, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Ms. Maldonado’s nomination out of Committee by a bipartisan vote of 13-9.
Ms. Maldonado’s biography from the White House is included below:
Nancy L. Maldonado: Nominee for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Nancy L. Maldonado is a partner at Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C. in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Maldonado joined the firm as an associate in 2003 and was elevated to partner in 2010. Ms. Maldonado previously served as a law clerk for Judge Rubén Castillo on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from 2001 to 2003.
Ms. Maldonado received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2001, and her A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College in 1997.
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