The latest news on this front comes from a really interesting article at Ballot Access News written by the widely-respected election expert and advocate for third party/independent ballot access Richard Winger:
President Biden has appointed specialists in voting rights to two U.S. appellate courts. Myrna Perez was approved by the U.S. Senate on October 25, by a vote of 48-43. Here is information about her background. She is now on the Second Circuit, which includes New York, Connecticut, and Vermont.
On December 23 the President chose Nancy Abudu for the Eleventh Circuit, which contains Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. Here is information on her background.
These are the first appointments of voting rights specialists made by any president to U.S. appellate courts since 1961, when President Kennedy appointed Thurgood Marshall to the Second Circuit.
Visit the article page here.
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