Biden announces 2nd round of diverse federal judiciary picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has announced another diverse group of candidates for his second round of judicial nominations, a day after some in his first slate of picks went before the U.S. Senate. The nominees announced Thursday are a woman who would be the first Asian American appointed a federal judge to the Western District of Washington, a Latino who is currently the presiding judge of the Grant County Superior Court in Ephrata, Washington, and a woman who is a longtime labor and employment litigation attorney in New Jersey. President Donald Trump appointed mostly white men to fill the jobs.