Bloomberg Law
Sept. 27, 2021, 9:46 AM

Midterm Fears Quicken Pace on Biden Judicial Nominations

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

Fear of losing a slim Senate majority, absence of a Supreme Court vacancy to fill, and a focus on blue states are all contributing to President Joe Biden’s quick pace on judicial confirmations.

The speed is noteworthy for a Democratic president—as they’ve struggled in the past to match Republicans’ sense of urgency when it comes to judgeships—but keeping up the pace could prove challenging.

“The devil is in the details, which is to say: What’s going to be the story six months from now?” said Neal Devins, a professor at William & Mary Law School who studies the judiciary ...

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