Julien Xavier Neals, 56, will now be a lifetime judge on a U.S. district court.
The Democratic lawmaker called for protesters "to get more confrontational" at a weekend Minnesota rally.
The Democratic senator has spent years calling for more public defenders and fewer corporate attorneys getting federal judgeships. Now Joe Biden agrees.
"If the American public is to maintain faith in our judicial system," it's time for more public defenders and civil rights lawyers on the federal bench, the groups say.
"I am not here in spite of the struggle; I’m here because of the struggle," Justice Martin Jenkins said.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett would replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is best-known for fighting for women’s rights and equality.
Hundreds of Americans are dying every day from COVID-19. Unemployment is at 8.4%. Everything is fine.
$8 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds has been delayed to Native American tribes that are among the hardest-hit by the virus.
Cory Wilson, who has denied that restrictive voting laws lead to voter suppression, is up for a lifetime seat on a U.S. appeals court.
Tilli Buchanan is facing a lewdness charge after she and her husband took off their shirts to keep their clothes from getting dirty while they hung drywall in their garage in a Salt Lake City suburb in late 2017 or early 2018.