NCJW supports Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis. Here’s why: Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis is a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and a former United States magistrate judge of the same court. Prior to serving on the bench, she spent almost two decades prosecuting cases at … Continued
Judges who serve in lifetime seats on the federal courts make decisions that impact women, children, and families. From the schools we can attend to whom we can marry, federal judges impact every aspect of our lives.
Our courts, by the numbers
with white men making up 60% of the federal bench.
yet only 33% of the federal bench
yet make up only 26% of the federal bench.
Because #CourtsMatter, NCJW believes all federal judges must be:
Meet a Federal Judicial Nominee
NCJW supports Arianna Freeman. Here’s why: Arianna Freeman has dedicated her entire legal career to public service. She is a public defender, currently serving as the Managing Attorney of the Non-Capital Habeas Unit for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania where she represents state and federal inmates challenging the legality of their convictions and sentences. Ms. … Continued
NCJW supports Nancy Abudu. Here’s why: Nancy Abudu is a first generation Ghanaian-American attorney and a well-respected member of the federal bar with a proven track record of protecting the rights of everyone, no matter their race, religion, or background. She has deep experience in the very circuit for which she has been nominated, from … Continued
NCJW supports Judge J. Michelle Childs. Here’s why: Judge J. Michelle Childs has worked in private practice, state government, and on state and federal courts in South Carolina. She has expertise in a range of issues that would come before her if confirmed to the DC Circuit Court — from employment and labor to voting … Continued
NCJW supports Judge Alison Nathan. Here’s why: Judge Alison Nathan, who has served as a judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York since 2011, has had a long and distinguished legal career. After receiving her law degree from Cornell Law School in 2000, she clerked for Judge Betty … Continued