Bloomberg Law
Oct. 7, 2021, 5:23 PM

N.Y.-Based Appeals Court Gives Biden Two More Seats to Fill (1)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

President Joe Biden has two more opportunities to fill seats on the New York-based federal appeals court, opening the door for him to bolster the liberal wing of a court already tipping toward a Democratic-appointed majority.

Judges José Cabranes and Rosemary Pooler, both appointees of President Bill Clinton, will take a form of semi-retirement known as “senior status” effective upon the confirmation of their successors, the court confirmed. The news was first reported by legal journalist David Lat.

“It is one of the first opportunities that Biden has to significantly shift a court of appeals,” Jonathan Adler, a ...

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