The New Republic: The Supreme Court Shortlister Who Has Liberals Worried

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Matt Ford

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on February 7, 2022.

While her ruling was found to be in error, it’s hard to extrapolate Childs’s overall judicial philosophy from this case or the handful of others raised by critics. For one, as a district court judge, Childs handles far more cases each year than a federal appellate judge and orders of magnitude more cases than a Supreme Court justice. Alliance for Justice, a liberal judicial-advocacy group, said that Childs has presided over almost 5,000 cases since joining the District Court in 2010 and issued written opinions in more than 2,500 of them.

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