PORTLAND (AP) — President Obama has renominated a lawyer from Cape Elizabeth for a federal judgeship.

The president originally nominated William Kayatta early last year for a seat on the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, but his Senate confirmation was stalled by election-year politics despite an endorsement from the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Obama on Thursday included Kayatta in a list of more than 30 renominations.

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