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Red-State District Pick Highlights New Biden Nominations (1)

Jan. 18, 2023, 11:53 PMUpdated: Jan. 19, 2023, 12:49 AM

A judge from conservative-led Idaho highlights President Joe Biden’s first batch of planned judicial nominees for 2023.

Biden on Wednesday nominated Amanda Brailsford to a seat on the US District Court for the District of Idaho in a list that also included three other judicial selections. Biden will likely need to focus more on red-state vacancies in the latter half of his term after nominating mostly to blue states in his first two years.

The other nominees were former New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney for the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and Jeffrey Cummings and LaShonda ...