On a vote of 93-2, the Senate confirmed the EDVA’s newest judge. The Honorable Roderick C. Young will now preside over cases in Hampton Roads. Who are the two senate holdouts? Chuck Schumer of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.
In contrast, the two Virginia Senators said in a press statement that “Roderick Young will be a fair, even-minded judge who is already well-respected in the Commonwealth. We were proud to recommend his nomination to this court, and we’re pleased to see him confirmed today.”
Before his confirmation, Judge Young served for six years as a Magistrate Judge in the EDVA, sitting in Richmond. Young began his career as a public defender in Portsmouth, and also worked as a Commonwealth’s attorney and as an assistant U.S. attorney.