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Senate Confirms Judge Benjamin to U.S. Circuit Court for The Fourth Circuit

The first judge to be confirmed this Congress, Judge Benjamin builds on the Judiciary Committee’s historic momentum confirming highly qualified judges

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge DeAndrea Gist Benjamin to the United States Circuit Court for the Fourth Circuit. U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding Judge Benjamin’s confirmation:
“A prominent jurist, Judge Benjamin brings the whole package: she has deep ties to South Carolina’s legal community, has presided over at least 300 trials, and has significant experience litigating in federal court. Her qualifications and steadfast commitment to justice earned her bipartisan support from her home state’s delegation, including Senator Graham, Senator Scott, and Representative Clyburn. Judge Benjamin will be ready to serve the Fourth Circuit with distinction on day one.
“More broadly, I’ve emphasized to my Democratic and Republican colleagues: the judicial nomination and confirmation process relies on Senators working in good faith to identify and advance highly qualified nominees for the bench. Thanks to these efforts, we have been able to fill vacancies with a broad and diverse range of individuals. Judge Benjamin’s confirmation exemplifies that cause – and reiterates the importance that we continue to work together to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice.”
On February 2, 2023, Judge Benjamin advanced out of the Judiciary Committee with a bipartisan vote of 12-8.