Senate Confirms Nomination Of Nancy Maldonado To Be District Judge For The Northern District Of Illinois
Maldonado becomes the first Hispanic woman to serve as an Article III federal judge in the state of Illinois
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today confirmed the nomination of Nancy L. Maldonado to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement on her confirmation:
“We are pleased that the Senate has confirmed Ms. Maldonado’s nomination to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Not only does she have the qualifications, integrity, and judgment to serve with distinction, but she will also bring important demographic diversity to the bench as the first Hispanic woman to serve as an Article III federal judge in the state of Illinois.”
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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