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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Senate Confirms Michelle Child in Powerful DC Circuit Court of Appeals

the senate voted On Tuesday, she became the fourth black woman to serve on the powerful court in its 130-year history to confirm Michelle Childs a lifetime seat in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.

Children aged 64 to 34 were confirmed. Every Democrat voted for him, along with many Republicans.

Childs, 56, has been a judge on the US District Court for the District of South Carolina since 2010. She previously was a state circuit judge in Columbia, South Carolina for four years.

President Joe Biden was considering nominating Childs to the Supreme Court earlier this year to fill the seat of retired Justice Stephen Breyer. Powerful South Carolina lawmakers, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D), were lobbying the president to elect Childs. Biden eventually nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson for that seat, however, which Cause Graham to have a tantrum during his confirmation hearing.

Judge Michelle Childs Was Confirmed In The Powerful Dc Circuit Court Of Appeals, Making Her The Fourth Black Woman To Sit On The Court In Its 130-Year History.
Judge Michelle Childs was confirmed in the powerful DC Circuit Court of Appeals, making her the fourth black woman to sit on the court in its 130-year history.

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But Childs’ confirmation in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals isn’t exactly a sloppy second. The court is considered to be the second most powerful court in the country after the Supreme Court. It regularly takes up matters that the Supreme Court does not consider, and it often makes final decisions on some of the country’s most important matters, especially those involving Congress and the executive branch.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.N.Y) said on the Senate floor ahead of Childs, “The judges who preside over the D.C. Circuit must be individuals of high character and unattainable merit — and that’s exactly what we have in Judge Childs.” ” ‘Vote.

“Judge Childs has built a reputation as both a leading jurist and a staunch defender of the Constitution,” he said. “We hope today’s forerunners can be closer to tomorrow’s ideal: We want our courts to include more women, more diverse candidates, both demographic and professional, and more judges who come from unique backgrounds… There is no doubt in my mind that Judge Childs will help further this noble cause.”

Childs’ confirmation adds to Biden’s track record of putting lifelong justice to an incredibly diverse mix of people in the nation’s federal courts, both in terms of demographics and professional background.

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