Reuters: Biden nominates 2 US Navy Reserve officers to federal appeals courts
This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on July 27, 2023.
Federico, who has worked in the Federal Public Defender’s offices in Kansas and Oregon since 2017, also serves in the Navy Reserve, where he is a captain and a military judge for the Navy Reserve Trial Judiciary.
His nomination continues Biden’s push to nominate public defenders to the federal bench, a career background that progressive advocates say is underrepresented compared to former prosecutors and corporate lawyers.
In total, Biden has nominated 41 public defenders to the federal bench, including 12 to the nation’s appellate courts, according to the Alliance for Justice.