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Newsday: Democrats moving quickly to fill more than 100 judicial openings

June 20, 2021

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on June 20, 2021.

Biden’s approach is different from earlier Democratic presidents, who prioritized lawyers from big corporate firms or former prosecutors on the belief they’d be easier to confirm, said Nan Aron, president of the progressive advocacy group Alliance for Justice.  

But now, Aron said, “Not only are they nominating demographically diverse judges but they’re also prioritizing the appointment of public defenders, civil rights lawyers, lawyers who represent immigrants and Native Americans.” 

She added, “It’s a major departure, not just from Republican administrations, but frankly, from Democratic administrations.”  

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