“U.S. Senate confirms voting rights advocate Perez to 2nd Circuit”

Congratulations to Mryna Perez:

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to confirm Myrna Perez to serve on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, clearing the way for the voting rights expert to join the New York-based appellate court despite Republican objections to her past advocacy.

The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 48-43 to approve Perez amid a push by the White House to install more civil rights lawyers to the federal bench and calls by progressives for greater protections for voting rights.

Perez, who has been the director of the voting rights and election program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, was the seventh of President Joe Biden’s 13 appellate nominees to win Senate confirmation so far.

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