President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled his first judicial nominees, a diverse slate that includes three Black women to sit on the federal courts of appeals.
District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is Biden’s pick for one of the vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Candace Jackson-Akiwumi, a partner with Zuckerman Spaedar, has been tapped for the seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Perkins Coie partner Tiffany Cunningham has been nominated for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Cunninghman would be the first Black judge on the Federal Circuit, and Jackson-Akiwumi would be the only nonwhite judge on the Seventh Circuit.
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