Bloomberg Law: Biden Faces Political Dilemma on Stalled Muslim Judge Nominee

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Tiana Headley


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This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on May 14, 2024.

At least three Democratic senators, including Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, have indicated they won’t support Mangi if his nomination comes up for a confirmation vote. That’s more than enough to sink the bid if no Republicans support him.

Senate Democratic leadership could wait until the lame duck session after the elections for a floor vote when political pressure subsides, said Jake Faleschini, justice program director at the progressive advocacy group Alliance for Justice.

“I take these senators at their word that they have concerns with this nominee’s record. But I also just think that the temperature of all this will be dialed down after the election, and there could be a window to confirm Mr. Mangi,” Faleschini said.

That would require carefully timing the vote to ensure enough supportive Democrats are present.

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