2021 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Biden’s nomination of Jennifer Sung to serve as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit has by far the largest jurisdiction of any court other than the Supreme Court: 67 million people and 1.5 million square miles, including Alaska, Hawaii, the entire West Coast, and other large Western states with major public lands and national parks. Sung served as a member of the Oregon Employment Relations Board, which adjudicates labor disputes. As an attorney in private practice, she challenged the constitutionality of anti-union Arizona laws, represented the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals in a dispute with hospitals, and fought for professors’ union rights. Prior to law school, she was an organizer with the Service Employees International Union. Sung is the first union-side labor attorney appointed to a federal appellate court in over a decade and the fourth Asian American Pacific Islander woman ever to serve on one. On December 15, the Senate confirmed Sung to be a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by a vote of 50-49 (Senate roll call vote 500). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.