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Senate Confirms Stephanie Dawkins Davis to Sixth Circuit

May 24, 2022, 7:39 PM

The Senate confirmed Stephanie Dawkins Davis to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in the first such vote on a circuit pick since Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation in April.

The Senate’s 49-43 vote Tuesday for Davis to join the Cincinnati-based appeals court brings the number of confirmed Biden circuit nominees to 16.

Davis has been a judge on the US District court for the Eastern District of Michigan since 2019 when she was appointed by Donald Trump. Her confirmation will make her the second Black woman to serve on the Sixth Circuit, according to the ...