Judiciary

With President Joe Biden now in power, at least seven federal judges are retiring, allowing him to name their replacements.
Criminal justice reform advocates want more "background diversity" when President-elect Joe Biden makes his picks for federal judges.
The president-elect's aides are already looking at potential nominees for the federal bench, in a sign that he is taking the courts seriously.
Just one day before testing positive for COVID-19, Utah Republican Mike Lee spoke without a mask at a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, potentially exposing his colleagues to the deadly disease.
The Senate Majority Leader is moving quickly with plans to confirm whomever President Donald Trump chooses to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
When we talk about the judicial system, the Supreme Court gets all of the attention. But the Trump administration has been quietly pushing through dozens of Circuit Court judges, many of whom are extremely conservative and some that have even been rated as “Unqualified” by the American Bar Association. So who are these judges and what’s so important about circuit courts?
“I would challenge #metoo and ask them to go back 400+ years and tarnish the names of those oppressors that raped slaves,” Andrew Wyatt said.
The president regularly demeans members of the judiciary, suggesting they should serve him, not the country.
“When politicians attack courts as ‘dangerous,’ ‘political’ ... you can hear the Klan’s lawyers, assailing officers of the court across the South,” said U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves.
President Trump has defended his Supreme Court pick after Kavanaugh was accused of attempted rape.