Menendez urges Senate Judiciary Committee to confirm Karen Williams
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-North Bergen) urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to quickly confirm U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Williams in U.S. District Court covering the New Jersey District on Wednesday.
“Since her appointment as a US District Judge in 2009, Justice Williams has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the fair administration of justice, equal rights before the law and the safety of our communities.” , Menendez told the panel.
The committee did not advance Senate-wide appointments on Wednesday, instead leaving the file open for members to submit questions until later in the afternoon.
Williams would be the first black federal judge to sit on the bench in Camden Federal Court.
Prior to being appointed a U.S. trial judge in 2009, Williams practiced employment and employment law at an Atlantic City-based law firm.
âJudge Karen Williams may have been born in New York, but she represents the best of New Jersey,â Menendez said. âI have complete confidence in his judgment, his values, his intelligence and his ability to serve as a United States District Court judge for the District of New Jersey. I urge this committee to support his historic appointment.