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140 Judges Later: Senate Democrats Work To Diversify the Federal Judiciary

Aug 25, 2023

Paige Anderholm

(Democrat Docket) President Joe Biden, with the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), has already barreled past his most recent predecessors with 97 federal judicial confirmations in the first two years of his term.

As Jody Murphy, chief program officer at End Citizens United told Democracy Docket, “A diverse judiciary ensures a broader range of perspectives that can help safeguard our democracy from the undue influence of special interests and uphold the principles of fairness and equity.”