USA Today: ‘Pick up the pace’: Progressives urge Biden, Senate to move faster on confirming federal judges

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John Fritze

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on July 18, 2022.

“They have to pick up the pace,” said Rakim Brooks, president of the liberal Alliance for Justice. “They can’t leave any vacancies to Mitch McConnell because that’s how you end up with people like the judge in Florida…who overruled the mask mandate.”

Progressive groups acknowledge that Biden has not only moved quickly on federal judges but that he has placed a heavy emphasis on racial and professional diversity. This past week alone, the White House announced 16 district and circuit court nominees for vacancies in Pennsylvania, California, Virginia and elsewhere.

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