President Biden Nominates Three Black Women for Federal Court of Appeals


April 15, 2021

For his first three federal Court of Appeals nominations, President Biden named three Black women- Tiffany Cunningham, Ketanji Brown Jackson, and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi.

Remember these names: Ketanji Brown Jackson, Tiffany Cunningham, and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi. These are President Joseph Biden's first three nominations for the federal Court of Appeals.

In 2020, Biden pledged to name the first African American woman to the U.S. Supreme Court. A number of retirements are expected from the federal judiciary now that Donald Trump is out of office.

The percentage of African American judges on the federal appellate circuit is inconsistent with the makeup of the broader U.S. population overall. Former President Trump nominated no African Americans of 54 U.S. a...

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