Reuters: U.S. appeals court nominee Freeman fails in rare setback

In the News

Nate Raymond and Mike Scarcella

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on September 13, 2022.

Freeman, a lawyer at the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania since 2009, was nominated in January, but her path to approval slowed after the Senate Judiciary Committee in April deadlocked on her candidacy.

She was among the Biden administration’s 34 judicial nominees who have served as public defenders, according to the progressive group Alliance for Justice — a record number, stemming from a push to increase not just the bench’s racial and gender diversity but also appoint judges with under-represented professional backgrounds.

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