Reuters: U.S. Senate panel advances public defender vets up for judgeships

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Nate Raymond

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on June 16, 2022.

Montecalvo and Merriam are among the 26 current or former public defenders whom Biden has nominated to the federal bench, according to the progressive group Alliance for Justice. Progressive advocates argue that bench has been overly dominated by former prosecutors and former partners at corporate law firms.

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