BuzzFeed: Biden Is Considering History-Making Nominees For The Federal Courts

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Zoe Tillman

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on March 11, 2021.

Liberal groups like Demand Justice and Alliance for Justice have publicly urged the Biden administration to choose nominees who are professionally diverse — more public defenders and civil rights lawyers, for instance — as well as more women and BIPOC candidates. There are nearly 100 vacancies across the federal courts; since Biden took office, more than 40 judges, most of whom were confirmed under former president Bill Clinton, have announced plans to retire or take senior status, a position that allows them to scale back their caseload while freeing their seat for a new judge.

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