McElroy Nominated For 3rd Time For Federal Judgeship

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump has renominated Rhode Island Public Defender Mary McElroy to be a judge on the U.S. District Court in Providence.

It's the third nomination for McElroy, whose two previous nominations expired before she was confirmed.

The White House announced McElroy's latest nomination Monday. It is subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

McElroy was first nominated by President Barack Obama in 2015. Trump nominated her in 2018. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 19-2 in October to advance the nomination, but she was never confirmed by the full Senate.

McElroy has been the state's public defender since 2012.

She got her law degree from Suffolk University School of Law and her bachelor's from Providence College.

If she's approved, she will fill a vacancy left by Judge Mary Lisi.

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