On November 3, 2021, President Biden nominated an additional 9 judges to the federal bench, including 1 circuit court judge and 8 district court judges. The picks include several minority candidates and former criminal defense lawyers, including former public defenders.
Two weeks later, the President announced two additional nominations to the Sixth and Second Circuit, including the would-be first black man and second black person to serve on the Sixth Circuit and the second openly LGBTQ person to serve as a circuit judge. The press release states that 64 candidates for the federal judiciary have been nominated in total, including 9 circuit judges and 19 district court judges.
To date, 73% of President Biden’s nominees have been women, 27% are African American, and the former professions include 14 civil rights lawyers, 20 former public defenders, and five labor lawyers.