MSNBC (MaddowBlog): Dems come to terms with an underappreciated goal: confirming judges

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Steve Benen

This excerpt is from an op-ed that originally ran on February 5, 2021.

The Alliance for Justice’s Nan Aron has a new op-ed in USA Today, noting how easy it might be for Democrats, facing historic crises, to “let judicial appointments fall off their list of priorities.” That, of course, would be a mistake.

After highlighting the many pending challenges — the pandemic, the economy, threats of domestic violence, the climate crisis, et al. — Aron added: “But at the heart of addressing any of this — and securing lasting prosperity and justice for Americans for decades to come — are our courts. This is the opportunity for Senate Democrats to appoint forward-thinking, qualified judges who better reflect the people they serve.”

Read the complete piece on MSNBC.