Associated Press: Biden’s judges: More diverse and more of them
This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on August 2, 2021.
“I don’t see any silver lining to Breyer staying on the court,” said Nan Aron, the outgoing president of the liberal Alliance for Justice. She worries that an illness or death could take away the Democrats’ precarious majority in the Senate and that Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell could reprise his refusal to confirm a Democratic nominee, just as he did when Justice Antonin Scalia died in 2016 and Obama nominated Merrick Garland, now the attorney general, to the Supreme Court.
But Aron said, “We’re so pleased with both the pace and high quality of the Biden nominees, particularly that so many come from all corners of the legal profession … It’s a wonderful departure from previous Democratic administrations.”