This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on October 14, 2022.
“I think that the record number is fantastic, and it’s what we need for this country,” said Kimberly Humphrey, legal director for federal courts at the Alliance for Justice, a judicial advocacy group.
With the Supreme Court’s overturning of abortion rights in June’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization a key issue in the midterms, Democrats are focused on moving as many judges through the Senate as possible, Humphrey said.
“I think judges have always, quite clearly, been a priority for the Republicans,” she said. “And I think we see that in terms of the historic flip in our laws with the Dobbs decision. That was not something that happened overnight. That was 50 years in the making.”