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Angela Martinez confirmed as U.S. judge in major milestone for Biden

The Senate confirmed President Biden’s 200th judicial nominee Wednesday, a significant milestone for Democratic and White House efforts to remake a federal court system that grew increasingly conservative under President Donald Trump.

Magistrate Judge Angela Martinez, who previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney, was approved to become a federal judge in the District of Arizona in a 66-28 vote, with 45 Democrats, three independents and 18 Republicans voting in favor. She brings additional ethnic and gender diversity to a cohort of judges nominated by Biden that includes more women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals than those nominated by any other president in U.S. history.

This post appeared first on The Washington Post

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