Perhaps more than any president in the last 50 years, President Donald Trump reshaped the judiciary of the United States by appointing conservative jurists from the Supreme Court on down. Now, those judges and courts are in jeopardy of being diluted with ultra-liberal judges as Joe Biden’s nominees start to work their way through the appointment process this week.
“The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold its first hearing on judicial nominations from President Biden [this] week,” according to The Hill.
“The panel will meet Wednesday to hold a nomination hearing on five Biden court picks: Three nominees for lower-level district courts and two for the influential circuit courts.
“Much of the hearing is likely to focus on District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was picked by Biden to fill the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals seat vacated by Attorney General Merrick Garland.
“The D.C. Circuit is the second most powerful court in the country, and Jackson is already getting Supreme Court buzz. Three of the nine current Supreme Court justices were nominated while serving on the D.C. Circuit, as were the late Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia. [emphasis added]
“Progressive groups have been trying to pressure Justice Stephen Breyer, who is 82, to retire so that Biden can fill his seat while Democrats control the Senate, and Jackson is viewed as a potential successor… [emphasis added]
“The start of the Senate’s work on Biden’s judicial nominees comes after Senate Republicans and then-President Trump raced to remake the courts, fulfilling a decades-long conservative goal. ”
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— The Hill (@thehill) April 23, 2021