Jump to content

Biden rolls out 2 new red-state judicial picks

Recommended Posts


The nominees are both expected to clear a critical political hurdle in the Senate, where Republicans can exercise veto power over home-state picks for the federal bench.


Why this matters:



The new judicial picks underscore the Biden White House’s continued focus on filling vacancies on the federal bench, where major policy matters are often settled after presidents in both parties use executive orders to make decisions without congressional involvement.


Donald Trump’s White House famously put a massive emphasis on confirming judges. Then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell prioritized that work, which resulted in the Senate confirming 234 Article III judges (including three Supreme Court justices) — an enormous number.


Trump’s overhaul of the federal judiciary left Democrats reeling; Biden’s team has kept up a healthy confirmation pace, however, getting more judges through during its first two years of work than Trump did during his first two years in power.


Biden has now nominated 170 people to federal judgeships, according to the White House, 64 percent of whom are people of color. Edwards, if confirmed, will be the first person of color to serve as a judge in the Western District of Louisiana.


Gotta keep the Senate/Biden in 2024.

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...