On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced three new US Court of Appeals nominees and three new District Court nominees.
Of the six new nominees, five are women, and half are Black women.
The President is nominating Gustavo Gelpí Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Gelpí has served as chief judge for the US District Court for the District of Puerto Rico since 2018.
Eunice Lee is nominated for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Lee is an assistant federal defender with the Federal Defenders of New York.
Veronica Rossman, senior counsel to the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming, is the nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
The President’s nomination for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts is Angel Kelly. Kelly is an associate judge on the Massachusetts state court.
Lauren King is nominated for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. King is a principal at Foster Garvey, P.C. and has served as a pro term appellate judge for the Northwest Intertribal Court System since 2013. She also chairs the Native American Law Practice Group.
Karen Williams is the President’s nominee for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Williams has served as a Magistrate Judge for the US District Court in the District of New Jersey since 2009.
“These individuals embody President Biden’s commitment to ensure that his judicial nominees represent not only the excellence but the diversity of our nation with respect to both personal and professional backgrounds,” the White House said in a statement.