President Joe Biden plans to appoint a Denver employment lawyer for a federal judgeship, the White Home introduced Thursday. She could be the primary overtly LGBTQ federal choose within the state’s historical past if she is confirmed.
Charlotte Sweeney is a associate at Sweeney and Bechtold, a Denver agency that makes a speciality of employment regulation. She has been a lawyer since graduating from the College of Denver in 1995, in line with a White House news release.
Sweeney’s nomination now goes to the U.S. Senate. If confirmed by senators, she may also be the primary overtly LGBTQ lady to function a federal district courtroom choose west of the Mississippi, in line with the White Home.
“Charlotte has devoted her profession to preventing for equality,” U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper mentioned in a joint information launch Thursday.
“We’re assured her huge expertise alongside along with her expertise, ardour, and integrity have ready her for this function on the U.S. District Court docket for the District of Colorado,” the Democrats added.
Sweeney additionally has the assist of Demand Justice, a liberal group that opposed a earlier Biden choose for U.S. District Court docket in Colorado. Demand Justice mentioned Sweeney’s “expertise representing staff in a system stacked in favor of employers provides her a worthwhile perspective that may profit your complete courtroom.”
Sweeney represented Valerie McNaughton, a Denver metropolis worker who obtained a $460,000 settlement in 2017 after making allegations that she was being paid lower than her male friends, The Denver Submit reported.
Sweeney declined to touch upon her nomination Thursday.