The senators gave their approval to appoint Julian Javier Niels to the Federal District Court in New Jersey, then to Regina Rodriguez, and then to the Colorado Federal District Court.
The first, a 56 – year – old African – American nomination, was approved by 33 votes to 33, and the second to a 57 – year – old American, Mexican and Japanese source by 72 votes to 28.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer praised a
Landmark For the new Democratic administration.
He was the first of many lawyers to be considered by the Democratic-led Senate [la nomination] To restore the balance of the federal judiciary, He said even before the vote.
The massive arrival of more than 230 traditional judges appointed by Donald Trump to various courts during his single term has changed the ideological posture of many courts, including the Republican Supreme Court. Appoint three judges.
Two future judges could sit in their respective courts a few years after their failed appointments to the Senate with a Republican majority. Both were appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama in 2015, but their appointments expired due to a lack of a vote in front of all elected officials.
Mr. Niels currently serves as interim administrator and legal counsel for Bergen County. Mrs. Rodriguez is a former federal prosecutor who became a partner in a law firm.
More diverse courts
Ahead of the vote, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin said inside the Senate compound that two candidates would be brought to country courts.
They need a lot of experience and diversity of population.
The face of justice is very important to the facts of justice, He pleaded.
Joe Biden’s appointments so far represent not only ideological change, but also population change beyond the Senate stage. Of the 19 people who announced appointments by President Biden, more than half were women and most were diverse.
By comparison, 84% of the judges appointed by his ancestor were white, and 76% were male.
Joe Biden, for example, announced the appointment of 50-year-old African-American lawyer Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The post was vacated by Merrick Garland, Became United States Justice In the Biden administration.
This tribunal, which is the most prestigious after the Supreme Court, should try several important cases related to the files of Congress and government agencies under its jurisdiction.
Ketanji Brown Jackson could be seen as a candidate for the post of Supreme Court judge if a seat becomes available at any time. Joe Biden has already made it clear that he would be the first black woman to be elected to the highest court on earth if given the chance.
US President Zahid Qureshi, 45, has been appointed to the federal court in New Jersey. He became the first Muslim to sit on a federal district court bench.
According to the official website of the U.S. Federal Courts, 85 judicial positions are currently being filled, with nearly thirty additional seats to be added in the coming months.