On April 27, 2022, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Sarah A.L. Merriam to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Judge Merriam has served as a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Connecticut since October 2021. Previously, she was a U.S. Magistrate Judge, an Assistant Federal Public Defender, and worked in private practice. She was confirmed to the Second Circuit on September 15, 2022.