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Three Appeals Court Seats to Open for Biden Nominations

Dec. 14, 2021, 8:59 PM

President Joe Biden will have more chances to shape the federal appeals courts with judges set to take senior status on the Richmond-based Fourth Circuit and the Cincinnati-based Sixth Circuit.

Fourth Circuit Judge Diana Gribbon Motz and Sixth Circuit Judges Helene N. White and R. Guy Cole Jr. will make way for Biden to nominate their successors, according to the U.S. Courts’ future vacancy listing and the Sixth Circuit executive’s office, which confirmed Cole’s plans to take senior status upon his successor’s confirmation.

Motz and Cole were appointed by Bill Clinton. White was nominated by Clinton, too, but that nomination ...