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The States Where Biden Can Name A Generation Of Judges

Law360 (April 12, 2021, 2:58 PM EDT) -- As President Joe Biden starts nominating attorneys for the federal bench, he has the opportunity to name a new and more diverse generation of district judges who will shape the law for decades to come, especially in blue states like California and New Jersey, where the openings are concentrated.

Thanks to a flurry of retirements, Biden can fill more than 80 current and upcoming vacancies on district courts, a tally that has nearly doubled since he took office with the fewest openings for a new president since 1989. Most vacant seats are in blue states whose Democratic senators will make recommendations...

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