NY District Court Pick Pulled Amid Home Senator's Opposition

Law360, Washington (September 19, 2019, 9:28 PM EDT) -- The White House announced the withdrawal of a judicial pick Thursday, pulling Thomas Marcelle's nomination to be a federal district judge in the Northern District of New York amid long-running opposition from one of the state's Democratic senators.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand blocked the nomination over Marcelle's views on abortion, according to a local newspaper. Marcelle is currently a judge on the Cohoes City Court, about 10 miles north of Albany.

Marcelle has been involved in Republican politics and represented conservative causes, according to his Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire. He argued and won a 2001 case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Good...

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