(JustPatriots.com)- On Thursday, President Joe Biden made two final nominations to the federal judicial bench for the year, bringing the number of federal judges appointed by the president to 40 this year. That’s the highest number of judges appointed by a president since Ronald Reagan was in office.
President Biden is not only celebrating appointing more judges in his first year than any recent president, he’ll also no doubt be very happy to have appointed the first Black woman to sit on the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit – Nancy Gbana Abudu. The court oversees the states of Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, where some 8.5 million Black people reside.
Biden’s second recent nominee was J. Michelle Clinds, also a black woman, who is currently a United States District Court judge in South Carolina. She has been nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Leslie Proll, a senior adviser on judicial nominations for the NAACP, said that the appointment was “extraordinary.”
“Nancy Abudu’s nomination addresses a breathtaking gap in representation on this Southern appellate bench. Her substantial voting rights expertise will be a welcome addition to this court, which has an outsized voting rights docket and is pivotal to protecting our democracy,” she said.
Is it just us, or is it tiring hearing about nothing but race all the time?
What does race have to do with Biden’s federal judicial appointments?