During the past three years, I have worked tirelessly to nominate men and women to the federal bench who are committed to the rule of law. Today, we reached an important milestone: the confirmation of the 175th life-tenured federal judge since I took office. I am grateful to Leader Schumer, Chair Durbin, and Senators on both sides of the aisle who have helped to make today’s milestone a reality.
I’m particularly proud that these judges reflect the diversity that is our country’s strength. They come from every corner of the legal profession – they were prosecutors, defense attorneys, civil rights lawyers, and advocates for women’s reproductive freedoms. They were labor lawyers, municipal law experts, and academics. More than 65% are women, and 65% are people of color. And we have confirmed more Black women to life-tenured federal judgeships than any previous Administration in history – including our nation’s first Black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Judges make decisions on issues that matter to the American people – from workers’ rights to women’s reproductive rights, to making sure our criminal justice system functions fairly and efficiently. That is why I will continue moving expeditiously – working with the Senate – to nominate and confirm exceptionally qualified individuals who are impartial and faithful to the Constitution.