WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2021 – The Senate just confirmed Julien Neals to the District of New Jersey with a bipartisan vote, making him the first of President Biden’s judicial nominees to be confirmed. Currently, 18 other nominees await confirmation, including Regina Rodriguez, who is expected to be confirmed to the District of Colorado later today. There are already over 100 vacancies expected on the federal courts during Biden’s first two years in office.
Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued the following statement:
“It should come as no surprise that eminently qualified judges like Julien Neals and Regina Rodriguez are sailing through the confirmation process. The Biden administration has made clear since even before inauguration that populating our courts with diverse, qualified judges is a top priority. We fully expect these nominees to continue receiving broad bipartisan support given their exceptional records and commitments to equal justice. That includes the confirmations of Biden’s first appellate court nominees Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi, expected later this summer. We’re only just getting started.”