Senate Confirms Biden's 1st Judicial Picks For NJ, Colo.

Law360 (June 8, 2021, 4:12 PM EDT) -- The Senate on Tuesday gave President Joe Biden his first judicial confirmations with bipartisan votes to approve a pair of district judges for New Jersey and Colorado, including a WilmerHale partner.

A 66-33 vote confirmed veteran municipal attorney Julien X. Neals as New Jersey's first new federal district judge since 2016. WilmerHale partner Regina M. Rodriguez will become a district judge in Colorado after a 72-28 vote.

"They embody the professional excellence and devotion to the rule of law and our Constitution that the American people expect of federal judges," Biden said in a statement Tuesday. "They are both highly qualified,...

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