Biden nominates 10 more to federal bench, with continued focus on diversity

Posted on AllSides September 30th, 2021
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President Joe Biden on Thursday named 10 nominees to the federal bench, continuing his efforts to diversify the judicial branch with picks who would notch demographic firsts on their respective courts.

The eighth slate of federal judicial nominations brings Biden's total to 53 nominees, nearly three-quarters of whom are women, a White House official told CNN. Fifteen of the nominees -- more than a quarter of the total -- are African American, while 21% are Hispanic and 23% are Asian American or Pacific Islanders (AAPI), the official said.

The White House said the latest slate...

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