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Statement from Governor Murphy on the Confirmation of Karen William


TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy today released the following statement following the confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Karen Williams to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey by a vote of 56-38. Judge Williams is the first African-American judge to serve in the Mitchell H. Cohen United States Courthouse in Camden.

“The confirmation of Karen Williams is a historic moment for our state and for our nation,” said Governor Murphy. “Judge Williams has led a distinguished career and is well-respected throughout South Jersey and beyond. I know that she will serve the people of New Jersey with integrity, honor, and fairness, and I look forward to her many future years on the District Court bench.”

This confirmation is yet another reflection of the Biden Administration’s commitments to a diverse judiciary that represents Americans of all backgrounds. I would also like to congratulate Senator Booker and Senator Menendez for this successful confirmation, one which they both worked to achieve.”