Roll Call: Senate Democrats tout judicial confirmations amid criticisms

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Ryan Tarinelli

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on May 5, 2023.

A coalition of organizations, including progressive groups Demand Justice and Alliance for Justice, sent a letter to Durbin calling for him to change or discontinue blue slips. The groups said they are concerned that the tradition, if left unchanged, will stop Biden from filling dozens of vacancies on the federal bench.

“As Republicans delay and block highly-qualified, diverse Biden judicial nominees, we are counting on you to act to limit their bad faith and to implement the necessary reforms to ensure that President Biden can fill every judicial vacancy,” the groups wrote in the letter.

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