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Biden announces more diverse judicial nominees, including George W. Bush-nominated judge

Added 05-12-21 08:58:02am EST - “President Biden on Wednesday announced his third wave of judicial nominees, maintaining an emphasis on diversity as he looks to remake the federal bench.” - Thehill.com

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President BidenJoe BidenKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' US officials testify on domestic terrorism in wake of Capitol attack MORE on Wednesday announced his third wave of judicial nominees, maintaining an emphasis on diversity as he looks to remake the federal bench.

Biden is nominating Gustavo A. Gelpí, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, based in Boston. Gelpí has served on the court in Puerto Rico since being nominated by President George W. Bush in 2006. If confirmed, he would be the second judge from Puerto Rico to sit on the First Circuit.

Biden is also nominating two public defenders for appeals court positions: Eunice Lee, an assistant federal public defender in New York, for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Veronica Rossman, senior counsel to the Office of Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming, to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Additionally, Biden is nominating Lauren King, an attorney at Seattle-based law firm Foster Garvey, to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. If confirmed, King would be the third active Native American federal judge serving in the U.S. and the first Native American federal judge in the history of Washington state.

Biden’s third group of nominees also includes Angel Kelley, an associate judge on the Massachusetts state court, whom he has selected to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and Karen Williams, currently a magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court in the District of New Jersey, whom he is nominating for a permanent position on that court.

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