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Durbin Eyes More Judicial Nominees as Hearing Time Runs Low (1)

July 20, 2022, 9:19 PMUpdated: July 21, 2022, 2:05 AM

Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he’ll consider adding more US district court nominees to an upcoming confirmation hearing after a GOP senator said he wouldn’t support a second President Joe Biden nominee from his state.

The decision by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) to withhold support on a US district nominee, and most recently, a US attorney nominee “does not appear to have been made in good faith,” Durbin said in a Wednesday statement.

Johnson announced Tuesday he wouldn’t support the nomination of Sopen Shah to be a US attorney due to her past tweets. He had recommended her ...