The Judiciary Committee’s approval this week is a big step in that, but Mastroianni still needs approval from the full Senate.
Mastroianni’s nomination now goes to the full Senate.
Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni will have to wait a little longer before finding out if his nomination to the Federal Court in Springfield goes through.
Even before going to trial, federal Judge Michael Ponsor has ruled against the mayor on some counts.
The only U.S. District Court judge based in Springfield is pleased with the pick to replace him, but frustrated by how long it took.
President Barack Obama has nominated Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni to fill a U.S. District Court vacancy.