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(l-r) Judges Darnell Jones, Vanessa Bryant and Denny Chin. Courtesy photos

President Joe Biden is primed to announce his first judicial nominations, a list that will show his White House’s initial commitment to making federal courts more diverse.

In the weeks since Biden took office, 41 federal court seats have become available for him to fill as judges announce they’re taking senior status or their seats open up for other reasons. The Biden White House has yet to announce any nominations, in line with the timeline set by prior administrations, but all signs point toward judges coming down the pipeline shortly.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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