Published on: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

While many eyes were on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination hearing Tuesday evening, the Senate swiftly confirmed Victoria Calvert to sit on the bench in the Northern District of Georgia (press release available here).

Calvert received bipartisan support and will become the second Black female judge for the Northern District of Georgia and the first former federal public defender in the state to become a district court judge.

Calvert gained attention during her confirmation hearing for her 10-year career as a staff attorney with Atlanta’s Federal Defender Program, a nonprofit organization that provides court-appointed attorneys to indigent defendants.