Confirmed: Cunningham Will Be Federal Circuit's First Black Judge
A 63-33 vote to confirm Perkins Coie partner also brings gender parity to the D.C.-based appellate court. It's 'phenomenal news' for lawyers seeking more diversity on the federal appellate bench and the patent bar
Tiffany Cunningham is President Joe Biden's first appointee to the D.C. based appellate court, where she'll succeed Judge Evan Wallach
The Federal Circuit hears appeals of patent cases from all over the country, as well as other business disputes. It's never had an African-American judge in its 39-year history.
TK Republican senatorns joined all 50 Democrats in confirming the nomination.
Tiffany Cunningham: Nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Courtesy Photo
Tiffany Cunningham made history Monday. The Senate confirmed the Perkins Coie partner’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals to the Federal Circuit by a vote of 63-33, making her the first African American judge in the court’s 39-year history.
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