Law360: Flurry Of Judicial Retirements Opens Seats For Biden To Fill

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Andrew Kragie

This excerpt is from an op-ed that originally ran on January 27, 2021.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, a senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday that he thought judges delayed retirement plans because Trump named unqualified lawyers with ideological credentials, in his view.

“I have to believe that there were some judges who looked around at the pool of Trump nominees and, setting aside their political persuasions, thought … ‘We can do better than this gong show of political clowns,’” Whitehouse said on a panel with the liberal Alliance for Justice.

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