This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on November 3, 2021.
In a statement Wednesday, the nonprofit advocacy group Alliance for Justice highlighted the importance of keeping up this pace on the heels of statewide elections where Democrats suffered a critical loss of power in Virginia.
“This slate advances his important commitment to bringing more professional and demographic diversity to our courts, including two more former public defenders and several women of color,” Alliance for Justice President Rakim H.D. Brooks said in a statement. “As Tuesday’s elections demonstrated, time may be limited to ensure the Senate can continue confirming these nominees. It is imperative that this impressive pace continues.”