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Trump nominates Magistrate Carreño to serve as U.S. District judge for District of Puerto Rico

By on August 28, 2019

Resident commissioner calls her ‘the ideal candidate’

SAN JUAN — President Trump announced Wednesday his intent to nominate Judge Silvia Carreño Coll of Puerto Rico, to serve as judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón announced her support for the nomination.

“We have recommended and the president has just nominated” Judge Carreño, Puerto Rico’s congresswoman said, adding that her “professionalism, integrity and career in the public service on the island, make her the ideal candidate to assume the post.”

Judge Carreño has served as a U.S. magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico since 2011.

“Before taking the bench in 2011,” the White House said in a brief bio of Judge Carreño, she served as associate regional counsel Caribbean Programs in the Environmental Protection Agency and as an assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico.

The nominee teaches a Federal Practice seminar at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and is a member of the Federal Bar District Examination Committee. She earned her B.A., cum laude, from Emerson College and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law.

She has received multiple awards, including the New York Federal Executive Board Award for her service related to rulings concerning asbestos contamination in Puerto Rico schools as well as several awards from the Justice Department and the EPA.

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