U.S. Senate Confirms Nomination of Roy W. McLeese III to Court of Appeals

On May 24, 2012, the United States Senate confirmed Roy W. McLeese III to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. President Obama nominated Mr. McLeese on November 17, 2011, to fill a vacancy due to the retirement of Judge Vanessa Ruiz. The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a confirmation hearing on the nomination on March 6, 2012, and favorably reported the nomination on April 25, 2012. Mr. McLeese is currently an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He serves as the Chief of the Appellate Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia where he is responsible for supervising appeals in criminal cases in the D.C. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Upon taking the oath of office, Mr. McLeese will become President Obama’s third appointee to the D.C. Court of Appeals. [Update: To retrieve a biographical statement about Judge McLeese from the Court of Appeals’ website, click here.]