This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on December 15, 2022.
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has pushed hard to move Biden’s judicial picks through the chamber. The Senate has confirmed 97 of them, three shy of Schumer’s goal of 100 — the number confirmed in George W. Bush’s first two years in office, and far more than the Senate confirmed in Donald Trump or Barack Obama’s first two years.
Rakim Brooks, the president of Alliance for Justice, a liberal judicial advocacy group, said the priority now was to hold as many confirmation hearings as possible so the Senate could vote to confirm the judges next year. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Tuesday for four judicial nominees, and “we hope that there’ll be at least another one,” Brooks said.