Senate Confirms Sarah Merriam To Second Circuit

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Sarah Merriam to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding Judge Merriam’s confirmation:

“Judge Sarah Merriam is a highly qualified and evenhanded jurist who has served as a federal judge for over seven years. Having previously worked as an Assistant Federal Defender, serving clients who could not otherwise afford adequate legal representation, Judge Merriam will also bring important professional diversity to the bench. Her wealth of experience and commitment to impartiality make her an outstanding addition to the Second Circuit.”

In June, Judge Merriam advanced out of the Judiciary Committee with a bipartisan vote of 12-10.