BREAKING: Abortion Rights Atty Picked For 1st Circ.

By James Arkin (July 29, 2022, 12:45 PM EDT) — President Joe Biden on Friday announced he is nominating Julie Rikelman, an attorney who represented the Mississippi abortion clinic at the center of the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning the constitutional right to an abortion, to a vacancy on the First Circuit.

Rikelman, the United States litigation director for the Center for Reproductive Rights, is one of two circuit court nominees and seven district court picks the White House announced Friday in the latest round of judicial nominations. Biden is also nominating Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Maria Araújo Kahn to the Second Circuit.

Rikelman represented Jackson Women’s Health Organization in arguing…

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