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Voting Rights Lawyer Biden’s Pick for Second Circuit (1)

June 15, 2021, 6:26 PMUpdated: June 15, 2021, 9:57 PM

President Joe Biden nominated Myrna Pérez, director of voting rights at the Brennan Center for Justice, to the New York-based federal appeals court, the White House said Tuesday in announcing a new slate of judicial picks.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit—which encompasses New York, Connecticut and Vermont— is a chief venue for cases involving corporations and Wall Street.

As a voting rights and elections expert, Pérez would bring unique experience to the federal bench, something Biden is prioritizing. If confirmed, Pérez would be the only Latina on the court, according to the White House. Her nomination ...

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