With Latina and Black nominees, Biden unveils 10 new court picks

November 4, 2021
By Alexandra Jones

President Joe Biden put 10 people on the path to the bench Wednesday, including one nominee who, if confirmed, would be the only Black woman serving the Northern District of California as an active U.S. district judge.


Rounding out the group of federal bench nominees Wednesday, Georgette Castner and Judge Julie Rubin were put forward for seats on New Jersey and Maryland’s federal courts, respectively.

Castner is a partner at the firm Montgomery McCracken in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a practice she has worked at since 2007. She has been a partner since 2015. Rubin meanwhile is a Circuit Court judge for Baltimore, Maryland, a position she has held since 2013. Prior to this she spent 12 years in private law at the Baltimore firm Astrachan Gunst Thomas Rubin working on intellectual property and employment law suits.


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