Bay Area Reporter: Berner confirmed as federal judge; Biden ties Obama for out jurists

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John Ferrannini



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This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on March 19, 2024.

Alliance for Justice President Rakim H.D. Brooks also issued a statement.

“We can finally say the words ‘Judge Nicole Berner,'” Brooks stated. “Berner is a phenomenal lawyer who champions a vision of our Constitution that protects all Americans, not just the wealthy and powerful. Our courts so desperately need more movement lawyers, and namely labor lawyers, like her on the bench.”

Meanwhile, CNN reported March 14 that Democratic senators have told the White House there are not enough votes to confirm Adeel Mangi, whose confirmation hearing was held at the same time as Berner’s. Mangi, a Muslim, was questioned by Senate Republicans about his views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as the B.A.R. reported at the time.

Brooks also issued a statement on the Mangi matter.

“The Senate should now immediately turn to also confirming Adeel Mangi, another incredibly qualified nominee who has been the subject of gross, false attacks,” Brooks stated. “Berner and Mangi are the pinnacle of the kind of judges our courts deserve.”

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