WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (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.