If confirmed, Ms. Abudu would become the first Black woman to sit on the bench for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, celebrated the White House’s nomination of Nancy Gbana Abudu as a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. If confirmed, Ms. Abudu would become the first Black woman to sit on the bench for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
“Nancy Abudu is an accomplished litigator who has devoted her career to serving communities throughout the South. Her extensive experience, which includes serving as a staff attorney for the Circuit to which she is nominated, reflects a deep commitment to public service and the rule of law,” Senator Reverend Warnock said.“Ms. Abudu has dedicated much of her career to defending Americans’ most sacred right—the right to vote. She brings a much-needed perspective to the Eleventh Circuit, and I look forward to supporting her confirmation process.”
Nancy Gbana Abudu is the Deputy Legal Director and Director for Strategic Litigation at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she has worked since 2019. Ms. Abudu was previously the Legal Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida from 2013 to 2018 and Senior Staff Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union Voting Rights Project from 2005 to 2013. Ms. Abudu served as a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 2002 to 2004. She was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 1999 to 2001. Ms. Abudu received her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 1999 and her B.A. from Columbia University in 1996.