Courthouse News: Fifth Circuit nominee would be first Hispanic woman at the court

In the News

Nolan Stout


This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on April 14, 2023.

Alliance For Justice touted Ramirez’s latest appointment, as well as Biden’s nomination of U.S. District Judge Ana de Alba to an open Ninth Circuit seat.

The judicial advocacy group said their confirmation would bring “important diversity to the federal bench that has been particularly lacking.”

“It’s encouraging to see these accomplished Latina judges receiving these promotions,” Kimberly Humphrey, the organization’s legal director for federal courts, said in a statement Friday. “They are a reminder of the brilliance and experience that exists in so many diverse communities but is so often unrecognized. This is a step in the right direction to address how very far behind we are in ensuring Latinx representation on our courts, particularly in regions with significant Latinx populations like these two circuits”

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