9 of President Biden’s first slate of 11 judicial nominees are ladies together with three African-People, one AAPI, and one Muslim American, and one Mexican American girl.
Biden stated in a press release supplied to PoliticusUSA, “This trailblazing slate of nominees attracts from the easiest and brightest minds of the American authorized occupation. Every is deeply certified and ready to ship justice faithfully underneath our Structure and impartially to the American folks — and collectively they signify the broad range of background, expertise, and perspective that makes our nation sturdy.”
Since there isn’t any filibuster for judicial nominations, the Senate ought to breeze by means of confirming Biden’s selections.
President Biden is strolling the stroll. He has gone past nominating individuals who match his ideology. He’s remarking the judicial system in order that judges look extra like the remainder of America. Biden’s first slate of nominees is an encouraging affirmation that this president sees each American and needs them represented with a seat on the desk in all areas of presidency.
Right here is the complete record and bios of the eleven nominees:
Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson: Nominee for the USA Courtroom of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson has served on the U.S. District Courtroom for the District of Columbia since 2013. Previous to becoming a member of the federal bench, Decide Jackson served as a Vice Chair of the USA Sentencing Fee starting in 2010.
Decide Jackson started her authorized profession as a regulation clerk for Decide Patti Saris on the U.S. District Courtroom for the District of Massachusetts from 1996 to 1997 after which for Decide Bruce Selya on the U.S. Courtroom of Appeals for the First Circuit from 1997 to 1998. She was an affiliate at Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin LLP from 1998 to 1999. She clerked for Justice Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Courtroom of the USA from 1999 to 2000. Decide Jackson was an affiliate at Goodwin Proctor LLP in Boston, Massachusetts from 2000 to 2002 and an affiliate at Feinberg Rozen, LLP (previously The Feinberg Group, LLP) in Washington, D.C. from 2002 to 2003.
From 2003 to 2005, Decide Jackson served as an Assistant Particular Counsel for the USA Sentencing Fee, and from 2005 to 2007, Decide Jackson served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Washington, D.C. From 2007 to 2010, Decide Jackson was of counsel at Morrison & Foerster LLP the place her observe targeted on felony and civil appellate litigation in each state and federal courts, in addition to circumstances within the Supreme Courtroom.
Decide Jackson obtained her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Legislation College in 1996. She obtained an A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard School in 1992.
Tiffany Cunningham: Nominee for the USA Courtroom of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Tiffany P. Cunningham has been a accomplice at Perkins Coie LLP in Chicago, Illinois since 2014. She is a member of the Patent Litigation observe and serves on the 17-member Government Committee of the agency. Ms. Cunningham serves as trial and appellate counsel for big multinational corporations, in addition to small enterprises, and people in advanced patent and commerce secret disputes.
Ms. Cunningham is a registered patent lawyer earlier than the U.S. Patent and Trademark Workplace. From 2002 to 2014, she labored within the Chicago workplace of Kirkland & Ellis LLP as an affiliate till she was elevated to accomplice in 2007. Ms. Cunningham started her authorized profession as a regulation clerk to Decide Timothy B. Dyk on the U.S. Courtroom of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from 2001 to 2002. Ms. Cunningham obtained her J.D. from Harvard Legislation College in 2001 and her S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how in 1998.
Candace Jackson-Akiwumi: Nominee for the USA Courtroom of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Candace Jackson-Akiwumi is a accomplice at Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP in Washington, D.C., the place she focuses on advanced civil litigation, white collar felony protection, and investigations. From 2010 to 2020, Ms. Jackson-Akiwumi labored as a employees lawyer on the Federal Defender Program within the Northern District of Illinois. Ms. Jackson-Akiwumi represented greater than 400 indigent shoppers accused of federal crimes at each stage of the method, from investigation to trial, sentencing, and enchantment.
Ms. Jackson-Akiwumi started her authorized profession as a regulation clerk to Decide David H. Coar on the U.S. District Courtroom for the Northern District of Illinois from 2005 to 2006, after which for Decide Roger Gregory on the U.S. Courtroom of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 2006 to 2007. Ms. Jackson-Akiwumi was a litigation affiliate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Chicago, Illinois from 2007 to 2010.
Ms. Jackson-Akiwumi obtained her A.B., with honors, from Princeton College in 2000, and her J.D. from Yale Legislation College in 2005.
Decide Deborah Boardman: Nominee for the USA District Courtroom for the District of Maryland
Deborah Boardman is a United States Justice of the Peace Decide for the USA District Courtroom for the District of Maryland, a place she was appointed to in 2019.
From 2008 to 2019, Decide Boardman served on the Federal Public Defender’s Workplace for the District of Maryland, together with 4 years because the First Assistant Federal Public Defender. From 2001 to 2008, Decide Boardman labored as an affiliate at Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) in Washington, D.C., the place she was chosen to function the senior affiliate within the agency’s professional bono division. Decide Boardman started her profession as a regulation clerk for Decide James C. Cacheris of the USA District Courtroom for the Jap District of Virginia from 2000 to 2001.
Decide Boardman, who was born and raised in Maryland, obtained her J.D. from the College of Virginia College of Legislation in 2000. After graduating along with her B.A., summa cum laude from Villanova College in 1996, Decide Boardman was a Fulbright Scholar in Amman, Jordan.
Decide Lydia Griggsby: Nominee for the USA District Courtroom for the District of Maryland
Decide Lydia Griggsby has served as a Decide on the U.S. Courtroom of Federal Claims since 2014. Previous to her appointment, Decide Griggsby was Chief Counsel for Privateness and Info Coverage and Privateness Counsel for Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, from 2005 to 2014. Previous to that, she was a counsel on the Senate Choose Committee on Ethics from 2004 to 2005.
Decide Griggsby served as an Assistant U.S. Lawyer, working towards within the Civil Division, for the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace within the District of Columbia from 1998 to 2004. She was a trial lawyer within the Industrial Litigation Department within the Civil Division of the U.S. Division of Justice from 1995 to 1998. Decide Griggsby started her authorized profession as an affiliate with DLA Piper in Baltimore, Maryland from 1993 to 1995.
Decide Griggsby obtained her J.D. from the Georgetown College Legislation Middle in 1993 and her B.A. from the College of Pennsylvania in 1990. She was born in Baltimore and lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Julien Neals: Nominee for the USA District Courtroom for the District of New Jersey
Julien Neals is County Counsel and Appearing County Administrator for Bergen County, New Jersey. He turned county counsel in January 2015 and has served as Appearing County Administrator since June 2016. Mr. Neals served in numerous positions within the Newark, New Jersey metropolis authorities between 2006 and 2014, together with as Enterprise Administrator from 2010 to 2014, Company Counsel from 2008 to 2010, and Chief Decide of the Municipal Courtroom from 2006 to 2008. He was a accomplice on the Secaucus, New Jersey, regulation agency of Chasan Leyner & Lamparello from 1992 to 2006 and from 2014 to 2015. Mr. Neals started his authorized profession as a clerk for Decide Seymour Margulies on the New Jersey Superior Courtroom.
A local of Newark, Mr. Neals obtained his J.D. from Emory College College of Legislation in 1991 and his B.A. from Morehouse School in 1986.
Decide Florence Y. Pan: Nominee for the USA District Courtroom for the District of Columbia
Decide Florence Y. Pan has served as an Affiliate Decide on the Superior Courtroom for the District of Columbia since 2009. Previous to becoming a member of the courtroom, from 1999 to 2009, she served as an Assistant U.S. Lawyer within the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the District of Columbia, the place she additionally served as Deputy Chief of the Appellate Division from 2007 to 2009. From 1998 to 1999, she labored at the USA Division of Treasury, first as a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Monetary Markets in 1998 after which as a Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for Home Finance in 1999.
Decide Pan labored for the U.S. Division of Justice from 1995 to 1998, throughout which period she was a Bristow Fellow within the Workplace of the Solicitor Normal from 1995 to 1996 and an lawyer within the Appellate Part of the Felony Division from 1996 to 1998. From 1994 to 1995, she served as a regulation clerk for Decide Ralph Ok. Winter, Jr., of the U.S. Courtroom of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Decide Pan started her authorized profession as a regulation clerk for Decide Michael B. Mukasey of the U.S. District Courtroom for the Southern District of New York from 1993 to 1994. She obtained her J.D. with distinction from Stanford Legislation College in 1993 and her B.A. and B.S., summa cum laude, from the College of Pennsylvania in 1988.
Decide Zahid N. Quraishi: Nominee for the USA District Courtroom for the District of New Jersey
Zahid Quraishi is a United States Justice of the Peace Decide for the U.S. District Courtroom for the District of New Jersey, a place he was appointed to in 2019.
Previous to his appointment, Decide Quraishi was a accomplice at Riker Danzig the place he chaired the agency’s White Collar Felony Protection and Investigations Group and served as his agency’s first Chief Variety Officer. Earlier than becoming a member of Riker Danzig, Decide Quraishi served as an Assistant U.S. Lawyer within the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the District of New Jersey from 2008 to 2013. Previous to becoming a member of the U.S. Lawyer’s workplace, Decide Quraishi served as an assistant chief counsel on the U.S. Division of Homeland Safety. He additionally served as a navy prosecutor and achieved the rank of Captain within the U.S. Military Decide Advocate Normal’s Corps, deploying to Iraq in assist of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 and 2006. Earlier in his profession, Decide Quraishi labored in non-public observe and clerked for Decide Edwin H. Stern, of the Superior Courtroom of New Jersey, Appellate Division, from 2000 to 2001.
Decide Quraishi obtained his J.D. in 2000 from Rutgers Legislation College – Newark and his B.A. in 1997 from John Jay School of Felony Justice.
Regina Rodriguez: Nominee for the USA District Courtroom for the District of Colorado
Regina Rodriguez has been a accomplice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Denver, Colorado since 2019. She is the Co-Chair of the Trial Follow and handles circumstances involving advanced litigation and authorities investigations. From 2016 to 2019, she was a accomplice within the Denver, Colorado workplace of Hogan Lovells US LLP. From 2002 to 2016, Ms. Rodriguez labored within the Denver workplace of Faegre & Benson LLP (now Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP) as a particular counsel till she was elevated to accomplice in 2005.
She served as an Assistant U.S. Lawyer for the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the District of Colorado from 1995 to 2002, throughout which period she served because the Deputy Chief of the Civil Division from 1998 to 1999 and as Chief of the Civil Division from 1999 to 2002. As well as, from 1997 to 1998, Ms. Rodriguez served a four-month element as Deputy Senior Counsel for Various Dispute Decision within the U.S. Division of Justice. She started her authorized profession as an affiliate within the Denver regulation agency of Cooper & Kelly, P.C. (now defunct) from 1988 to 1995. Ms. Rodriguez obtained her J.D. from the College of Colorado College of Legislation in 1988 and her B.S., with honors, from the College of Iowa in 1985.
Margaret Strickland: Nominee for the USA District Courtroom for the District of New Mexico
Margaret Strickland has been a named accomplice at McGraw & Strickland LLC in Las Cruces, New Mexico since 2011. She represents shoppers in each civil rights circumstances and felony circumstances in each state and federal courts in New Mexico. She has represented shoppers in additional than 70 felony jury trials, and he or she has additionally argued earlier than the New Mexico Supreme Courtroom and the New Mexico Courtroom of Appeals. From 2017 to 2019, she served as President of the New Mexico Felony Protection Attorneys Affiliation. Ms. Strickland began her profession on the Legislation Workplaces of the Public Defender for the State of New Mexico from 2006 to 2011. She obtained her J.D. from New York College College of Legislation in 2006 and her B.A. from the College of Texas at El Paso in 2003.
Decide Rupa Ranga Puttagunta: Nominee for the Superior Courtroom of the District of Columbia
Decide Rupa Ranga Puttagunta at present serves as an Administrative Decide for the D.C. Rental Housing Fee. Previous to becoming a member of the Fee in 2019, Decide Puttagunta was a solo practitioner from 2013 to 2019, representing indigent felony defendants in trial and on enchantment. Earlier than opening her personal observe, Decide Puttagunta practiced household and appellate regulation at Delaney McKinney, LLP from 2012 to 2013. Whereas engaged on home relations issues in non-public observe, Decide Puttagunta additionally supplied a whole lot of hours of professional bono authorized companies by volunteering at D.C. Superior Courtroom’s Household Courtroom Self-Assist Middle and Lawyer Negotiator Program and representing victims of home violence in D.C. Superior Courtroom. Decide Puttagunta started her authorized profession as a regulation clerk for Decide William M. Jackson of the D.C. Superior Courtroom from 2008 to 2010, in addition to the Senior Judges of the D.C. Courtroom of Appeals from 2010 to 2011. Decide Puttagunta obtained her J.D. from Ohio State Moritz School of Legislation in 2007 and her B.A. from Vassar School in 2002.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who’s White Home Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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