DETROIT (AP) — The federal court in Detroit could have one of President Joe Biden’s first judicial appointments.
U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts is taking senior status, which allows her to reduce her caseload. It also creates a slot for another judge, who would be nominated by Biden and considered by the Senate.READ MORE: Push For Gun-Control Bills Revived After Oxford High School Shooting
Roberts’ plan was announced soon after Biden became president Wednesday.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 16,530 New COVID-19 Cases, 358 Deaths
Roberts, 69, has been a judge for more than 20 years. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1998.MORE NEWS: 15-Year-Old, Ethan Crumbley, Charged As Adult In Tuesday's Shooting At Oxford High School
Roberts currently is overseeing civil lawsuits against the University of Michigan for assaults by a late doctor, Robert Anderson.