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Biden to nominate three Black women in groundbreaking first slate of federal judges

President Biden on Tuesday announced plans to nominate 11 judges to the federal courts, including D.C. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace former D.C. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland, who is now U.S. attorney general.

Why it matters: The nominees include three Black women, and could seat the first Muslim federal judge in the country's history, the first AAPI woman to ever serve on the D.C. District Court, and the first woman of color as a federal judge for the District of Maryland, according to the White House.

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