This excerpt is from a panel that originally ran on November 28, 2020.
Mr. Biden could also meet resistance from his left flank. Liberal groups say that ethnic and gender diversity isn’t enough.
“The previous two Democratic administrations made diversity a priority,” but most appointees “were prosecutors or came from large corporate law firms,” said Nan Aron, president of the Alliance for Justice. Progressive organizations are working to identify a broader range of candidates—“public-interest lawyers, civil rights lawyers, public defenders, plaintiffs’ lawyers,” Ms. Aron said, as well as legal academics.