Under the leadership of Chair Durbin, the Senate has confirmed 129 judges to lifetime appointments on the federal bench during the Biden administration
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Nancy Abudu to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding Ms. Abudu’s confirmation:
“Nancy Abudu is a highly experienced litigator who has spent the majority of her career defending the civil rights of all Americans. She’s worked on a range of matters, including defending voting rights, protecting religious freedom, and advancing criminal justice reform. Her perspective and background will be a valuable addition to the Eleventh Circuit, which currently has no former civil rights lawyers on the bench.
“Ms. Abudu is a barrier-breaker – the first Black woman ever to serve on this court. I congratulate her on becoming the thirty-fourth Circuit Court judge confirmed under President Biden, and being the latest example of the Senate Judiciary Committee advancing nominees who will ensure a fair justice system for all and represent the diversity of America.”
On February 9, 2023, Ms. Abudu advanced out of the Judiciary Committee with a vote of 11-10.
Today’s confirmation continues the Committee’s work filling judicial vacancies with highly qualified, diverse candidates who help ensure the fair and impartial administration of the American justice system. Under the leadership of Chair Durbin, the Senate has confirmed 129 judges to lifetime appointments on the federal bench during the Biden administration.