This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on January 31, 2023.
Rakim Brooks, president of Alliance for Justice, a left-leaning legal policy coalition, cautioned against Republicans blocking nominees in their home states and slowing down legal action in different parts of the country. “That just seems fundamentally unfair,” he said.
Brooks fears that Biden will leave only a “partial legacy” on the courts if Democrats fall short on this responsibility and continue to honor blue slips. Though he has faith that the party will make the right decision in the face of Republican opposition.
“I think they’ll come around, ultimately, to seeing that what they’re aiming to do just ultimately proves to be impossible,” Brooks said.