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President Obama Nominates Roy Wallace McLeese III to Serve on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, President Obama nominated Roy Wallace McLeese III to serve on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

“Throughout his career, Roy Wallace McLeese III has shown unwavering integrity and an outstanding commitment to public service,” said President Obama.  “I am proud to nominate him to serve on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.”

Roy Wallace McLeese III:  Nominee for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Roy Wallace McLeese III is the Chief of the Appellate Division in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, having served as a Deputy Chief from 1990 to 2005. In this capacity, he supervises criminal appellate litigation in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. McLeese also served in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States from 1997 to 1999 as an Assistant to the Solicitor General, and temporarily served as Acting Deputy Solicitor General, supervising the criminal appellate litigation of the United States in the Supreme Court of the United States.  Mr. McLeese has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy cum laude from Harvard University and earned his law degree cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the New York University Law Review. Following law school, Mr. McLeese served as a law clerk for then-Judge Antonin Scalia of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and then for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court of the United States.