According to Colleen Long in her article Biden Announces 2nd Round of Diverse Federal Judiciary Picks (29 April 2021), the current U.S. President has expressed his keen interest in promoting diversity in the field of federal justice. Being a Democrat, Biden has already nominated eleven people out of seventy-eight vacant places. Among his picks are several federal judges of a smaller level, who are well-accomplished in the immigration, labor and employees representation litigations. Moreover, Biden also proposed three nominees to represent the diversity in the national government. The first nominee, if chosen for the role, would be the first female Asian American federal judge, and the second and third are women as well, the second being also a Latino. The article states that the Democrats, who have been tired with Trump’s tendency to hire white men and now gained a slight dominance in the Senate, quite look forward to the change.
The author agrees with the Court administration on emphasizing the speed with which Biden has presented his chosen nominees – he did it faster than any of the previous Presidents. However, Long does not give any evidence that the judicial authorities see any of Biden’s picks as not fit for the job or presenting any questionable affiliations with the new President. The author highlights the most important names, explaining their professional background respectively. She also gives an accurate recollection of related citations and points out another Biden’s nominee is a white woman, explaining it on the spot. Overall, the article does not concentrate only on the suggested diversity – it rather gives insight into the federal judiciary system’s process of candidate picking. However, the issue of diversity is addressed strongly in the first three paragraphs where Long gives a brief explanation why the representation in federal government is so important for Democratic Party.
Long, C. (2021). Biden announces 2nd round of diverse federal judiciary picks. AP NEWS. Web.