WASHINGTON (CN) — The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Sarah Elisabeth Geraghty and Georgette Castner as federal district court judges, the latest of President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees to make it on to the federal bench.
Geraghty was confirmed to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia by a vote of 52-48.
Prior to her confirmation, Geraghty was senior counsel to the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta. She spent nearly two decades with the nonprofit organization and, for a time, was managing attorney for the center’s impact litigation unit.
From 2002 to 2003, Geraghty was an attorney in New York with the Office of the Appellate Defender, making Geraghty one of several former public defenders nominated by Biden to the federal bench.
She earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, her master’s in social work from the University of Michigan and her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
The other judge confirmed to the federal bench Thursday was Georgette Castner.
Castner, set to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, was confirmed by a vote of 52-47.
Most recently, Castner was a partner at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, where she represented businesses, government organizations, nonprofits and individual clients. She first joined the firm as an associate in 2007.
Castner also sat on the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character and the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges.
She earned her undergraduate degree from The College of New Jersey and her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law.
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