Washington (July 29, 2022) — Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement today regarding President Biden’s nomination of Julie Rikelman to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit:

“Julie Rikelman is a distinguished lawyer who has spent nearly half of her twenty-five year career as the lead litigator for one of America's premier women’s reproductive rights institutions. Rikelman has a keen intellect, extensive experience protecting individual rights, and a familiarity with our Constitution and laws that will contribute invaluable experience to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Rikelman and her family, who immigrated to Boston from Ukraine in the late 1970s as refugees fleeing religious persecution, are a reflection of America at its best. We were enthusiastic to recommend Rikelman as a candidate for the First Circuit. We applaud President Biden for her appointment and strongly support her nomination.”