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Published on April 17, 2024
President Biden Nominates Trio for Key Judicial and Law Enforcement Posts, Emphasizing Diversity and ExperienceSource: Google Street View

President Joe Biden is moving forward with plans to fill important judicial and law enforcement roles, announcing the nomination of two candidates for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and a new nominee for U.S. Marshal, as reported earlier today on the White House website. Continuing his commitment to diversity, the President selected individuals who bring a wide range of experience to the table.

For the D.C. Court of Appeals, the nominees are seasoned legal professionals having dedicated many years to the service of justice. Carmen G. Iguina González, already serving as Director of the Howard University School of Law Civil Rights Clinic since 2024, brings her experience from Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP where she has been working since 2022. González, known for her time at the ACLU and a stint as a law clerk for Justice Sonia Sotomayor, boasts a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Joseph R. Palmore, earmarked for the same court, currently co-chairs the appellate practice at Morrison Foerster LLP. His career includes roles as Assistant to the Solicitor General and working with Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Palmore obtained both his J.D. and an M.A. from the University of Virginia after graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University.

The Marshal patch gets a new face with the nomination of Miranda Holloway-Baggett, a seasoned law enforcement officer who was previously appointed to a role as Discipline Deciding Official for the U.S. Marshals Service in 2023. Baggett, whose 23-year tenure at the Marshals Service saw her rise through the ranks in several states, has the educational backing of a Master’s in Management from University of Phoenix and a B.S. from Jackson State University.

These judicial and law enforcement nominations are part of Biden's ongoing effort to populate the federal bench and marshal service with capable and diverse professionals, reflecting the rich tapestry of American society. Together, they signal the administration's intent to administer justice with a blend of seasoned expertise and representational integrity.