SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - President Obama has nominated Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni for a federal judgeship in one of three nominations to fill federal vacancies in Massachusetts.
The White House is also recommending private attorney Indira Talwani to sit at the U.S. District Court in Boston. Talwani would replace US District Court Judge Mark Wolf.
Harvard Law School professor David Jeremiah Barron was nominated for appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He would replace Appeals Court Judge Michael Boudin. Barron is married to Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Juliette Kayyem.
In a statement, Obama said the nominees have all demonstrated "the talent, expertise, and fair-mindedness Americans expect and deserve from their judicial system."
The nominations will be sent to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.