This excerpt is from a panel that originally ran on December 1, 2020.
Biden, then, will have an opportunity in the coming years to add more liberal judges to the courts and dilute, if not erase, the influence of McConnell and Trump. “I fully expect a Biden administration to prioritize putting champions of the cause of justice on the bench,” Daniel L. Goldberg, legal director for the Alliance for Justice, told Law360 on Monday. The catch? He’ll only be able to do so if he can confirm them, and that will require the Democrats’ capturing the Senate in Georgia’s runoff races next month—or Republicans finding it in their hearts to go along with his picks, something that seems difficult to imagine based on the last several years.