This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on February 11, 2022.
Dan Goldberg, legal director at the progressive Alliance for Justice, said Judge Brown Jackson has a record that should receive bipartisan support during the confirmation process. He said she was confirmed to her district judgeship and her appellate court seat with support from both Democrat and Republican senators.
“The breadth of her experience — it’s no surprise she is on the short list,” he said.
Judge Childs has received praise from liberal court watchers for her record on voting rights.
“At a time when the Supreme Court is sadly undermining the Voting Rights Act … Childs had a case dealing with South Carolina rules that made it very difficult for people to vote by absentee ballot in the middle of the pandemic,” said Mr. Goldberg.
Judge Kruger, meanwhile, is seen as a potentially more moderate pick by some conservatives. Mr. Levey said that she’s been a moderate liberal during her time on the California Supreme Court.
Progressives have cheered her time working in the solicitor general’s office during the Obama administration, defending the Affordable Care Act.
“I think it is a testament to Joe Biden that somebody on his short list is somebody who was fighting to ensure quality access of health care to millions,” said Mr. Goldberg.