Biden will pick a new judge for Detroit’s federal court


US President Joe Biden delivers his Inauguration speech after being sworn in as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Semansky / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK SEMANSKY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) — The federal court in Detroit could have one of President Joe Biden’s first judicial appointments.

U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts is taking senior status, which allows her to reduce her caseload.

It also creates a slot for another judge, who would be nominated by Biden and considered by the Senate. The 69-year-old Roberts has been a judge for more than 20 years.

She was nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1998.

Roberts’ plan was announced soon after Biden became president Wednesday.

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