Bloomberg Law
Oct. 27, 2021, 9:01 AM

Democrats Copy GOP by Putting Biden’s Court Picks on Fast Track

Nancy Ognanovich
Nancy Ognanovich
Senior Congressional Reporter

Senate Democrats are embracing many of the hardball judicial confirmation tactics they once criticized Republicans for using as they press to fill dozens of federal vacancies before the 2022 midterm elections.

They’ve retained GOP rules implemented during the Trump administration to expedite nominees to fill more than 100 judicial vacancies. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he plans to confirm another nine federal judges this week, including three for the influential circuit courts.

There’s an urgency to move quickly given that their tenuous hold on the 50-50 chamber—and with it, President Joe Biden’s ability to put his imprint on ...

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