Democracy Docket: U.S. Senate Confirms 100th Federal District Court Judge, Natasha Merle

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This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on June 21, 2023.

Today’s confirmation of Merle — who was previously a public defender, and most recently the deputy director of litigation of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund — is significant since she will bring an important pro-democracy perspective to the bench. According to Alliance for Justice,  “Ms. Merle participated in Greater Birmingham Ministries v. Alabama,” a 2020 lawsuit filed by the NAACP challenging Alabama’s restrictive photo ID law. 

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