Voting Rights Lawyer Myrna Perez Confirmed to Second Circuit (1)

Oct. 25, 2021, 11:15 PMUpdated: Oct. 25, 2021, 11:45 PM

Voting rights lawyer Myrna Pérez is President Joe Biden’s latest addition to the New York-based federal appeals court following her Senate confirmation.

The U.S. Senate voted 48 to 43 to confirm Pérez to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Monday. Before her nomination to the federal bench, Pérez served as director of voting rights at the Brennan Center for Justice.

Pérez’s confirmation comes as the Biden administration and Democratic-led Senate are moving judicial nominees through the process faster than other recent presidents, including Donald Trump.

At this point in his presidency, Biden has appointed more federal judges, ...

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