Federal Courts and Nominations

Progressive Groups Pressure Democrats to Move Faster on Judicial Vacancies

…And progressive groups are raising alarm bells over the pace at which the Biden administration and Senate Judiciary Committee are filling those seats, given the looming deadline. A June 21 letter that more than two dozen organizations signed, urged the president to “do whatever it takes to fill” every vacancy.

“This past Supreme Court term should be a stark reminder to leaders in the White House and the Senate of how much it matters who sits on the bench. Doubling, even tripling efforts to vet and select diverse nominees for vacancies, placing them in the confirmation pipeline, is critical,” Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, which signed onto the letter, said in a statement.

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