Senate Confirms Nancy Gbana Abudu

The Senate has confirmed Nancy Gbana Abudu to replace Judge Beverly Martin on the Eleventh Circuit. Abudu joins the Court from the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she served as Deputy Legal Director and Director for Strategic Litigation. According to the White House’s announcement upon her nomination, she will be “the first African-American woman judge ever to sit on the Eleventh Circuit, the second woman of color ever to sit on that court, and only the third African-American judge ever to sit on that court. She [will] also be the first person of color to serve on the Eleventh Circuit from Georgia.”

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