Biden’s unsung accomplishments are actually a huge deal


As of late December, the U.S. Senate has confirmed 40 federal judges nominated by President Joe Biden — 11 to the courts of appeals and 29 new district judges. There are 31 more nominees pending confirmation. They bring diversity to the bench, including firsts for some courts with Black women, Asian Americans and Native Americans. The White House says 78 percent of the new judges are women and 53 percent are people of color. More of them come from backgrounds as defense lawyers and civil rights lawyers than any previous administration’s judges.

While Republicans have succeeded in rallying their voters around this issue, Democrats never seem to appreciate the value of securing the White House and controlling the appointment of federal judges.

The judicial confirmations form the mostly untold, unsung success story of the Biden administration. While Republicans have succeeded in…

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