WASHINGTON, D.C., September 7, 2022 – Having returned from the August recess this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee today resumed the essential work of processing President Biden’s nominees to our federal courts. Today’s hearing featured several excellent nominees who would bring important demographic diversity to the bench.
Cindy K. Chung, nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, brings significant experience as a prosecutor of civil rights violations, including hate crimes, police misconduct, and medical fraud. She will be the first Asian-American judge to serve on the Third Circuit.
Tamika Montgomery-Reeves, also nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, was the first Black woman to serve on both the Delaware Supreme Court and Delaware Court of Chancery. Given how many companies take advantage of Delaware’s incorporation policies, she brings unique experience in commercial law in addition to the many other kinds of cases she’s seen in her seven years on the court.
Mia Roberts Perez, one of several nominees to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, has served as a judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas since her election in 2016. She brings experience both as a public defender and in private practice, which included representing members of the Laborers’ International Union of North America as well as significant criminal defense work. A Latina woman of multi-racial heritage, she would be the second Latina judge and the first Asian-American judge to serve on that district court.
Alliance for Justice President Rakim H.D. Brooks issued the following statement:
“We have entered the final stretch for judicial confirmations. With just under four months remaining in the year, there are still nearly 120 vacancies on our courts that remain unfilled. There is no time to waste. We saw the brilliance of the talented men and women in today’s hearings, and there are many more capable nominees waiting in the queue. We must confirm every one of them and make room for even more nominations. We know that the committee is committed to taking swift action to process as many nominations as possible. We applaud their creativity and encourage even more.”