Portland Press Herald: Sen. Susan Collins’ ‘no’ votes on judicial nominees have risen sharply under Biden
This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on June 25, 2023.
Screening nominees to the federal court system is an important, if often overlooked, role of the Senate. Judges confirmed to federal court make decisions on cases that directly impact the lives of citizens.
“A single lower court judge can interrupt or change many lives,” said Zack Ford, senior manager of press and editorial communications at the Alliance for Justice, a Washington, D.C.-based progressive nonprofit working to ensure the federal judiciary is diverse and protects civil, human and constitutional rights.