President Picks Nominees for U.S. Appeals Court

One slated to fill Justice Jackson’s former seat.

This week, President Joe Biden submitted three nominations for the U.S. Court of Appeals; public interest lawyer Rachel Bloomekatz for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati, Magistrate Judge Doris Pryor for the 7th Circuit in Chicago, and Florence Pan for the District of Columbia Circuit. If approved, Pan would fill U.S. Supreme Court-designate Ketanji Brown Jackson’s former position.

President Biden committed to diversifying the federal bench early on in his presidency, and he has followed through. He has now chosen 98 nominees since 2021, three-quarters of which have been women. A majority of them have also been people of color. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration as nominees are chosen to fill positions in government.
  • For wisdom for the Senate as they hold hearings and consider confirmation of the president’s appointees.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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