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Name McElroy, Mary Susan
State RI
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender F
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Jan 30, 2020:

Born 1965 in Providence, RI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Jan 30, 2020:

Born 1965 in Providence, RI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on May 21, 2019, to a seat vacated by Mary M. Lisi. Confirmed by the Senate on September 11, 2019, and received commission on September 30, 2019.

Education:
Providence College, B.A., 1987
Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1992

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Donald F. Shea, Supreme Court of Rhode Island, 1992-1993
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1993-1994
Rhode Island Public Defender, 1994-2006, 2012-2019; assistant public defender, 1994-2006; public defender, 2012-2019
Assistant federal defender, Federal Defender for the Districts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, 2006-2012

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, September 8, 2015; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, April 12, 2018; no Senate vote


compress summary

Case(s) VR-RI-0023 : Goldin v. Restrepo
VR-RI-0024 : Common Cause Rhode Island v. Gorbea

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