Sacramento Superior Court Judge Troy Nunley was renominated Thursday by President Barack Obama to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein recommended Nunley for the post, and Obama nominated him in June. The nomination was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, but the full Senate failed to vote on Nunley during its lame-duck session, before the new Congress took office.
Nunley was appointed to the Sacramento Superior Court in 2002 by Gov. Gray Davis, after a stint as a California deputy attorney general.
He previously served as assistant district attorney in Alameda County and as a deputy district attorney in Sacramento County.
Nunley was among 33 people the president renominated Thursday for federal judgeships.