Trump spent four years bragging about all the judges he confirmed, but a wave of openings at the Bundesbank could mean Biden will get 100 judges confirmed in 2022.
An adviser to the Democratic Senate Judiciary Committee said the panel, led by Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, plans a steady stream of hearings with nominees so that Biden can easily outperform this year’s 40 confirmed judges and potentially top 100 in 2022.
The judiciary lists 69 jobs in districts and counties with no candidates. Another 21 Democrat-appointed judges are eligible for or will be by the end of 2022, said John Collins, visiting professor of law at George Washington University.
If the Democrats retain control of the Senate after the mid-term election, there is no reason Biden cannot overtake Trump for the number of judges confirmed in his first term.
President Biden is rebuilding the judiciary very quietly, but steadily. While Trump didn’t nominate blacks or Latinos for the bank, Biden nominated a much more diverse list of diverse backgrounds that reflect the real face of America.
It’s one of the least-reported stories of the year. President Biden is on a quick path to repairing the damage Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell have done to federal justice.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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