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Two years in, Biden has prioritized nominating women of color as judges
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Two years in, Biden has prioritized nominating women of color as judges

Originally published by The 19th By Candice Norwood and Jasmine Mithani, The 19th President Joe Biden entered the White House two years ago this month, bringing with him a promise to help diversify the nation’s highest court by nominating a Black woman. He fulfilled that commitment in June when Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. While Jackson’s historic confirmation was the most visible sign of systemic change in the judiciary, the president has prioritized diversity throughout the federal court system. Biden’s judicial appointees are the most diverse of any U.S. president to date in terms of race, gender and professional background. Of the judges appointed by Biden in the past two years, 75 percent are women, 47...
Biden’s judicial nominations have set records for diversity, but dozens remain unconfirmed
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Biden’s judicial nominations have set records for diversity, but dozens remain unconfirmed

This story was originally published by The 19th The president has prioritized nominating people from underrepresented backgrounds in terms of race, gender and professional experience, but advocates say there’s still ‘a long way to go.’ By Candice Norwood, The 19th President Joe Biden’s judicial appointees stand out from his predecessors’ in their diversity, an achievement toward the administration’s goal to better reflect the nation in all three branches of the government. About 74 percent of the president’s 95 confirmed nominees to federal courts are women, and about 46 percent are women of color, more than for any other president. Democrats have also confirmed nine Black women to serve as appellate judges, more than doubling the previous total number of Black women to...
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Georgetown law professor resigns over racist tweets about Ketanji Brown Jackson

A law professor at Georgetown University has resigned after reportedly sharing a series of racist tweets about Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. The professor made comments about the Supreme Court justice’s nomination because she is a Black woman President Biden selected for the post. He later apologized and deleted the tweets. The apology was also later deleted. The professor was placed on leave but was rehired earlier this month before resigning from his position this week. The decision to rehire the professor upset many Black students who felt his presence would be disruptive and he would be prejudiced in a teaching environment. The professor complained the university infringed on his rights to free speech because his comments on Twitter didn’t align with their be...