Biden appoints 3 new DC judges

President Joe Biden on Wednesday named three new DC justices, two to the Superior Court and one to the Court of Appeals.

President Joe Biden on Wednesday appointed three new DC justices: one to the Court of Appeals and two to the Superior Court.

For the DC Court of Appeals, Biden appointed Vijay Shanker as deputy chief of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division Appeals Division, a position he has held since 2005.

Laura Cranehas and Veronica Sanchez are Biden’s candidates for the Superior Court.



Cranehas has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the DC U.S. Attorney’s Office since 2014. Sanchez is also an Assistant U.S. Attorney and has held that position since 2009.

In a statement, the White House said the nominees are “extraordinarily qualified, experienced, and dedicated to the rule of law and our Constitution.”

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