One the BIG things for the American political system is President’s making Federal court picks…
While the ‘courts’ are not supposed to be political ….
The choice of people to fill the jobs IS….
We now have standard operation procedure for the mess to give who picked a judge on the federal level when they pass up a decision…
Senator McConnell lists the confirmation of ‘conservative’ judges as his prime accomplishment while Majority leader for the last 4 years….
Joe Biden is getting ready to best McConnell and Trump’s numbers for the federal bench….A good number of judges have actually waited until Biden was sworn in to retire…..
More than a third of judges nationwide serving on federal appeals courts one level below the Supreme Court are eligible to step back from active service. With Democrats narrowly controlling the Senate — and with the prospect that they could lose control during the 2022 midterms — Biden intends to move quickly to fill openings that arise on courts affecting significant policies, including environmental regulations, gun laws and immigration.
“Lots of Democratic appointees have deferred going senior or retiring because Trump was president,” said Ed Whelan, a fellow at the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center and a close observer of the courts. “If you’re a Democratic appointee disinclined to have a Republican replace you, you were even less inclined to have Donald Trump replace you.”….
Exactly how many openings Biden has to fill will depend in large part on the highly personal decision of individual judges weighing whether to take senior status. There are incentives and drawbacks. Senior judges continue to hear cases, just a smaller number, and still receive their full salary, but without limits on income from teaching, for instance….
image….Biden talking to Majority Leader Schumer who will led the confirmation of judges in the Senate…Yahoo News