The Nation: These Progressives Helped Keep Hope Alive in 2020—and Prepare Us for 2021
This excerpt is from an op-ed that originally ran on January 9, 2021.
To counter the Federalist Society’s relentless drive to pack the federal bench with right-wing activists, the American Constitution Society, led by former senator Russ Feingold, came up with a plan to jump-start the Biden-Harris administration’s judicial selection process. Immediately after the election, the ACS delivered a list of hundreds of qualified prospects that would bring diversity to the courts. The Alliance for Justice, led by nomination expert Nan Aron, and allied groups also provided a list of potential nominees. And Brian Fallon and the crew at Demand Justice were already formulating strategies to get Biden’s nominees confirmed.