At a campaign press conference, President Joe Biden made a promise that he would nominate the first Black woman to ever sit on the Supreme Court. In his first year in office, the president has also nominated more judges than any other president in the past 100 years.
The Senate confirmed 42 of our president’s judicial appointees, and half of them were women of color. Take 2nd Circuit Judge Beth Robinson our president nominated, for example. She is the first openly LGBTQ woman in the Federal Court of Appeals. Judge Tiffany Cunningham is now the first Black judge on the Federal Circuit court.
So far, the Biden administration appointed 84 nominees to the Federal bench. Recent analysis indicated that 60 percent of his nominees went to a top law school and more than 82 percent of these Black women obtained the highest possible rating, according to the American Bar Association, The 538 reported. Americans will see that diversity does not mean a lack of quality.
It appeared that POTUS will oversee the most “diverse” SCOTUS” in American history. In just one year, he continues to appoint more diversified and qualified judges to the Federal Court and confirmed by the Senate, than any other president, since President Ronald Reagan. That breaks down to 24 percent Black women across the Federal Court system.
About 40 percent of Obama’s appointees and Trump’s appointees came out of the prosecutor pool. President Biden’s judges predominately worked in advocacy and public defense.
According to The 538, 70 percent of his Circuit Court nominees were people of color. And more than 78 percent of them were women.
Black people who have come before judges prior to the Biden White House have received “unequal treatment,” according to a significant body of evidence. A full 87 percent of Black individuals feel that they have been treated less fairly than White people.
As 83 percent of state-level high court judges are White, President Biden still has much work to do in the judicial system, starting with the Supreme Court.
Delaware for Business works next to local activists and judicial advocates to maintain a diversified court system in the state. They are working toward “transcendent change.” President Biden full well understands that systemic change means diversification at every level.
Judge Ruth Ginsberg was determined to last until the Biden presidency, because she felt she had more to give. Unfortunately, she died weeks before the end of Donald Trump’s presidency. Senator Mitch “the Grim Reaper” McConnell stole a justice a year before the end of President Barack Obama’s presidency. Then, he installed a justice just weeks before the 2020 election. That gave him three ultra-conservative justices in the Supreme Court’s majority.
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