(Washington) The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved the appointment of Joe Biden, the first judge to be chosen, who wants to breathe more diversity into the federal judiciary after more than 200 appointments by his predecessor Donald Trump.
Julian Javier Niels was confirmed by 66 votes, including 17 Republicans, against 17 to become federal judge in his state of New Jersey.
The 56-year-old lawyer, a former lawyer in the private sector and then a New Jersey County attorney, became one of the signs of paralysis in Washington in 2015 caused by deep political divisions under Barack Obama.
His Republican nominee for the post of federal judge in New Jersey blocked his nomination for months until it was dissolved with the arrival of a new congress under Donald Trump 2017.
This is an important first step in re-balancing the historic appointment and the US federal courts filled with moderate ideologues and political terrorists.
Bill Pascrell was elected to the New Jersey Democrat House of Representatives
Joe Biden, a 57-year-old Mexican and Japanese-origin lawyer, was to be confirmed by another magistrate senate selected by Regina Rodriguez this afternoon.
Since its inception, Joe Biden has already appointed twenty judges to fill vacant seats in federal courts.
According to the White House, the Democratic president “believes the federal justice system should represent the country’s diversity in terms of personal and professional experience.”
Complete turnaround from Trump
Her selection, which has a large number of women and exhibits great diversity, is a complete turn from her ancestors.
In four years, Donald Trump has brought more than 230 judges to federal courts, one-third of whom are men and 85% are white, according to the American Constitution Society.
Since these positions are relevant to life, the former president will leave a lasting mark on the justice system.
Determined to reduce his influence, Joe Biden, in order to obtain the maximum number of attestations before the midterm elections in 2022, is likely to lose control of the Senate. In the United States, the Constitution requires that judges elected by the President be approved by the Upper House of Congress.