APPOINTMENT FIRSTS - JUDGES

First Hispanic Woman, First Openly Gay Man, and First Working Mom appointments

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE AMY CONEY BARRETT and JUDGE BARBARA LAGOA and JUDGE PATRICK BUMATAY


President Trump took the historic steps of appointing almost 300 Judges during his first term including at least three 'firsts'.


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is the first working mother of seven children to be confirmed onto the highest court of the United States, one of only 9 Supreme Court Justices.


11th Circuit Judge Barbara Lagoa is the first Hispanic woman to be appointed as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals. This position is a Federal appointment. Prior to becoming a federal judge, she was the first Hispanic woman to be appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida.


9th Circuit Judge Patrick Bumatay is the first openly gay man to be appointed to the Federal Court of Appeals. He was formerly an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of California