The Grand Old Party (GOP) or Republican Party is pushing back against Biden’s picks for federal judges. The GOP seems to be particular about Myrna Pérez who spent 15 years as a voting rights advocate for the Brennan Center for Justice. This article published by Courthouse News Service is written by Samantha Hawkins. Here is an excerpt:
Five women with diverse professional backgrounds are slated to be confirmed as federal judges by the Senate, after the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Biden’s picks for the bench at a hearing on Wednesday.
The most controversial pick among Republicans is Biden’s choice for a seat on the Second Circuit, Myrna Pérez, who has spent 15 years as one of the top voting rights and election lawyers in the country.
“The right to vote keeps us free. It protects us from tyranny. It is preservative of all other rights,” she said at the hearing. “And as an advocate, I have been duty bound to ensure that the promises this constitution makes about being able to participate in your own self governance are actualized.”
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