Reuters: U.S. Senate vote gives Biden record for most public defenders on appeals courts

In the News

Nate Raymond


Criminal Justice

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on September 14, 2022.

Montecalvo is among 34 of Biden’s nominees who have served as public defenders, according to the progressive group Alliance for Justice – a record number, stemming from a push to appoint judges with under-represented professional backgrounds.

She is the sixth public defender nominated by Biden to an appeals court to win Senate approval, a number that surpasses former Democratic President Barack Obama’s record of five, the progressive group Demand Justice says.

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