Washington (July 13, 2022) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s nomination of Massachusetts District Court Judge Margaret Guzman to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts: 

“Judge Margaret Guzman has fought for fairness and justice for the people of Massachusetts for decades, and would serve as an exceptionally qualified and committed judge on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. With roots as a public defender and deep expertise as a Massachusetts trial court judge, Judge Guzman has demonstrated a commitment to the people of the Commonwealth and a foundational understanding of our nation’s laws, legal precedent, and our fundamental rights as Americans. She would be a proud addition to the court and a fierce defender of justice, and we are honored to support her nomination.”  

Judge Guzman was recommended to Senators Markey and Warren for the federal judicial vacancy by the bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations. The Committee solicits applications for the federal District Court vacancies, interviews candidates, and makes recommendations to the Senators. The Committee comprises distinguished members of the Massachusetts legal community, including prominent academics and litigators, and is chaired by former U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Gertner.