Judge Rachel Peter Kovner

Judge Rachel Peter Kovner

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

ABA Rating: Well Qualified

Nominated by President Donald Trump

Confirmed 88-3 on October 16, 2019

  • Harvard University A.B., 2001
  • Stanford Law School J.D., 2006
  • Temple Bar Scholar, American Inns of Court , 2008
  • Law clerk, Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2006-2007
  • Law clerk, Hon. Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States, 2007-2008
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 2009-2013
  • Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 2013-2019

Democrats who opposed her confirmation:

Gillibrand (D-NY), Heinrich (D-NM), Markey (D-MA)