The President is announcing his intent to nominate two federal judicial nominees—both of whom are extraordinarily qualified, experienced, and devoted to the rule of law and our Constitution.
These choices also continue to fulfill the President’s promise to ensure that the nation’s courts reflect the diversity that is one of our greatest assets as a country—both in terms of personal and professional backgrounds.
If confirmed, this slate would include:
- The first Hispanic woman to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the only active Hispanic judge on the Fifth Circuit.
- The fourth Hispanic woman to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
This will be President Biden’s thirty-second round of nominees for federal judicial positions, bringing the number of announced federal judicial nominees to 163.
United States Circuit Court Announcements
1. Judge Ana de Alba: Candidate for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Judge Ana de Alba has served as a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California since 2022. Previously, she served as a judge on the Superior Court of California in Fresno County from 2018 to 2022. Judge de Alba was a partner at Lang, Richert & Patch from 2013 to 2018. She was an associate at the firm from 2007 to 2013. Judge de Alba received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2007 and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002.
2. Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez: Candidate for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Judge Irma Ramirez has served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Texas since 2002. Previously, Judge Ramirez served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas from 1995 to 2002. Prior to that, she was as an associate at Locke Purnell Rain Harrell, PC from 1991 to 1995. Judge Ramirez received her J.D. from the Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1991 and her B.A. from West Texas State University in 1986.
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