Joe Biden Has Appointed More Black Women To U.S. Appeals Courts Than Nearly Any President

President Joe Biden hit a milestone on Monday night, though he may not have noticed.

With little fanfare, the Senate confirmed one of his judicial nominees, Tiffany Cunningham, to be a lifetime judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Cunningham, a 45-year-old patent attorney from Illinois, will be the first-ever Black judge on that court, which handles patent cases. She is also Biden’s third appeals court judge to be confirmed, all of whom have been Black women. And six months into office, Biden has already appointed more Black women to federal appeals court seats than all but one previous president.

There have only been 11 Black women ever confirmed as federal appeals court judges since the U.S courts began in 1789, according to data from the Federal Judicial Center, the research and education agency of the judicial branch of government. That’s out of a total of 838 people who have served as federal appeals court judges in U.S. history.

Continue Reading



Related Posts

Statement by Secretary Granholm on President Biden's Nomination of Marvin Adams

Statement by Secretary Granholm on President Biden’s Nomination of Marvin Adams Share this...

Environment stories you might have missed in 2021 – podcast

Cop26 may have dominated the headlines this year, but there have been lots...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Add Comment *

Name *

Email *