New judges for federal courts.
U.S President Joe Biden nominated new judges for federal courts.
U.S President, Joe Biden on 8th September 2021 took another step toward boosting diversity in the federal judiciary as he announced three new Latino nominees for the bench and sought to elevate the first Korean-American woman to serve as an appellate judge.
Joe Biden’s eight newest nominees included three for seats on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Lucy Koh, Gabriel Sanchez and Holly Thomas. And for the first time, Biden named three nominees for California’s understaffed district courts. All of them are extraordinarily qualified, experienced, and devoted to the rule of law and our Constitution.
These choices also continue to fulfill the President’s promise to ensure that the nation’s courts reflect the diversity that is one of our greatest assets as a country — both in terms of personal and professional backgrounds. This is President Biden’s seventh round of nominees for federal judicial positions, bringing the number of announced federal judicial nominees to 43.
Joe Biden also nominated Judge Lucy Koh for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Koh has been a prominent figure in intellectual property (IP) cases in recent years, particularly due to her 2019 order finding that Qualcomm had engaged in unlawful licensing practices, which included her issuance of a permanent, worldwide injunction against several of Qualcomm’s core business practices.
“The nominees continue to fulfill the President’s promise to ensure that the nation’s courts reflect the diversity that is one of our greatest assets as a country, both in terms of personal and professional backgrounds.” The White House statement on the nominations.