トーマスは第9巡回区控訴裁判所で奉仕する2番目の黒人女性になります. 彼女は現在、カリフォルニアのロサンゼルス上級裁判所の裁判官を務めています。, and was formerly an assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She also worked as a deputy director of California’s housing and employment agency and special counsel to the New York solicitor general.
Thomas has been a controversial pick for President Biden as GOP opponents accused her of being a far-left progressive. Her nomination was deadlocked coming out of the Senate Judiciary Committee by an 11-11 vote along party lines.
その. テッド・クルーズ, R-テキサス, accused Thomas of being an “activist advocate” during her confirmation process.
“You testified to this committee that you were not aware of what happened in Loudoun County until this morning,” Cruz said during a committee meeting. “I find that remarkable for someone who has spent years as one of the leading activists for allowing transgender biological men to use girls’ restrooms and women’s restrooms.”
The senator was referring to two high-profile sexual assaults that occurred in Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia.
バイデン大統領 saw a record number of his circuit and district court nominees confirmed by the Senate in his first year in office, leaving his own mark on the federal courts. の間に 2021, the Senate confirmed 40 of Biden’s nominees to circuit and district courts across the nation – the most in one year since former President Reagan was in office.
Former President Trump nominated over 200 candidates to judgeships during his four-year term.