The Senate confirmed Roy W. McLeese III, a longtime lawyer in the District of Columbia U.S. Attorney’s office, for a seat on the D.C. Court of Appeals, the capital’s equivalent of a state supreme court.
The chamber voted unanimously to confirm McLeese, who most recently served as the chief of the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s ffice’s Appellate Division. Before that, he served as a deputy in the division from 1990 to 2005.
McLeese also worked as an assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General from 1997 to 1999. He served as the Acting Deputy Solicitor General for a brief time, filling in for Michael Dreeben while he took time off to teach.
The lawyer is a graduate of New York University School of Law and then served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. McLeese is married to Virginia Seitz, the Justice Department’s Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel.