Flurry Of Judicial Retirements Opens Seats For Biden To Fill

Law360 (January 27, 2021, 8:42 PM EST) -- After taking office with relatively few judicial vacancies, President Joe Biden has new opportunities to appoint federal judges after at least one circuit judge and 11 district judges, including three in California, announced retirement plans in the week since the inauguration.

A slew of recent retirements has left President Joe Biden with about 60 judgeships to fill. ( Biden came into the presidency with the fewest court openings for a new president since 1989 after a concerted Republican effort to seat new judges. The slew of retirements in Biden's first week in office pushed the vacancy count from 46 to about 60,...

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