GOP Leader Makes Late Drive To Leave ‘No Vacancy Behind’
This excerpt is from a piece originally ran by Law360 on September 14, 2020.
At a left-leaning group that closely monitors the judicial landscape, Alliance for Justice, legal director Daniel Goldberg called it “outrageous” that at this time four years ago, the Senate majority leader had put the kibosh on President Barack Obama’s judicial nominations, in a policy that reached far beyond what he was best known for that year, refusing to consider D.C. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Goldberg said that the last time McConnell’s Senate confirmed a judicial nominee before the election of Donald Trump was July 2016, and by then McConnell had “completely shut down judicial nominations writ large,” he said.