Biden Nominates Abortion Rights Atty For 1st Circ. 1 Biden Nominates Abortion Rights Atty For 1st Circ.

Biden Nominates Abortion Rights Atty For 1st Circ.

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

Rikelman, the U.S. 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 against a…