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Judges and Judiciary

Apr. 12, 2024

Judiciary committee approves Sacramento judge for district court

The nomination of Dena M. Coggins, presiding judge of the Sacramento County juvenile court, was sent to the Senate floor on a 12-9 Judiciary Committee vote.

Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Dena M. Coggins won a key 12-9 vote Thursday when the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced her nomination for an upcoming vacancy on the Eastern District of California court.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, the committee’s ranking member, voted for Coggins along with all 11 Democrats. His support could prove helpful, as U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, recently said he would no longer support President Joe...

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