Maria Araujo Kahn 

On July 29, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated Justice Maria Araujo Kahn to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to the seat vacated by Judge Jose Cabranes. Justice Kahn and her family immigrated to the United States when she was a child to escape civil war in Angola. After more than fifteen years on the bench, she brings both her experiences as an immigrant and a long career of advocacy and judicial expertise to the Second Circuit after being confirmed on March 9, 2023.