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U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee Statement on The Honorable D. Brock Hornby Taking Inactive Senior Status

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

PORTLAND, Maine: U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby presided over his final proceeding this afternoon in the U.S. District Court in Portland. Following the proceeding, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee issued the following statement on Judge Hornby taking inactive senior status:

“Having served in the state and federal courts of Maine for now forty years, Judge Hornby possesses superior intellect, compassion, and fairness. He always treated the litigants and lawyers who appeared before him with patient consideration and respect. As a long-time leader among federal judges across the nation, he made us proud to call him ours. Judge Hornby’s extraordinary contributions have left a remarkable impression on the practice of law in Maine. My colleagues and I at the United States Attorney’s Office, as well as the many who served in the Office before us, are grateful for his service and example.”

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Public Information Officer, Contract
Tel: (207) 771-3232

Updated February 17, 2022