Judge J Michelle Childs

Judge J. Michelle Childs became the newest member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit after the U.S. Senate voted 64-34 to confirm her on Tuesday, July 19.  

Childs, who earned her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1991, is the first graduate to serve on the D.C. Circuit.

Why It Matters

The D.C. Circuit Court, the second most powerful court in the country, is largely considered a steppingstone to the Supreme Court.

President Biden selected Childs for the D.C. Circuit on December 23, 2021, but her nomination was put on hold in January … read more