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Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:18 AM

Biden Makes 1st Judicial Nominations, Including A Supreme Court Contender

Source: NPR

President Biden announced his first judicial nominations Tuesday, including Ketanji Brown Jackson for the U.S. Court of Appeals seat vacated by Merrick Garland when he became U.S. attorney general. Jackson is considered a potential Supreme Court contender.

In a statement, the White House said Biden would nominate 10 "individuals to serve as Federal Circuit and District Court judges, and one individual to serve as a Superior Court Judge for the District of Columbia."

"These nominees consist of attorneys who have excelled in the legal field in a wide range of positions, including as renowned jurists, public defenders, prosecutors, in the private sector, in the military, and as public servants at all levels of government," the statement said.

The list is a diverse one: It includes three African American women tapped for Circuit Court vacancies and candidates who would be the first Muslim American federal judge in U.S. history, the first AAPI woman to ever serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of D.C., and the first woman of color to ever serve as a federal judge for the District of Maryland.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2021/03/30/977831327/biden-makes-first-judicial-nominations-including-a-supreme-court-contender

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Reply Biden Makes 1st Judicial Nominations, Including A Supreme Court Contender (Original post)
demmiblue Mar 2021 OP
RussBLib Mar 2021 #1
jimfields33 Mar 2021 #3
RussBLib Mar 2021 #4
jimfields33 Mar 2021 #5
DetroitLegalBeagle Mar 2021 #6
FBaggins Mar 2021 #7
jimfields33 Mar 2021 #8
SharonClark Mar 2021 #2
onetexan Mar 2021 #9

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:24 AM

1. Will the GQP obstruct as many as they can?

Time for simple majority for Biden's judges.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:38 AM

3. It is simple majority.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 11:22 AM

4. Yeah, but Moscow Mitch is sneaky

They could slow walk every one of them. Who knows what else.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 11:55 AM

5. Doubt it

Schumer could do nothing for trump nominees. Same with Mcconnell. The only way they won’t go through is if democratic senators vote no.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 01:13 PM

6. Yep

Nominees will have to get the nod from Manchin. He essentially controls them at this point unless someone from the GOP jumps ship and decides to support them.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 02:34 PM

7. Not quite

Schumer was quite successful at slowing down appointments. So much so that Trump left office with dozens of unfilled positions.

However - they can only slow things down. Supreme Court nominees would be moved to the front of the line. It would mean that some undersecretary for midwestern JV football would get bumped back in the line... but not stopped

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 03:14 PM

8. That's a good point.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:32 AM

2. Biden's first slate of judicial nominees aims to quickly boost diversity in federal courts

Excellent article in the Washington Post that includes a chart showing the appointees under Republicans and Democrats in each federal circuit and district court, and how many appointees Biden can make.

It also has a chart, Trump vs Obama, that shows:
Trump appointments were 76.1 male and 84.2 white
Obama appointments were 58.1 male and 63.8 white

Biden is blowing even Obama out of the water with his appointments.



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Response to SharonClark (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 03:33 PM

9. Yup, MoJo hasn't ceased to impress me since he's been sworn in

This is just another notch in an already long list of accomplishments. What an amazing POTUS he is!

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