On Friday, the Biden Administration announced its 24th round of judicial nominees, bringing President Biden's total number of judicial nominees to 132. Each new slate of nominees illustrates the Administration's goal of placing radicals in the judiciary. This time, it's abortion activist Julie Rikelman, nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit:
Conservative opposition is expected in the U.S. Senate, where Democrats are facing pressure from progressive activists to speed up judicial confirmations before the Nov. 8 midterm elections, when they risk losing control of the chamber to Republicans.
"This nominee is a radical, left-wing abortion activist who has no business being on any court, let alone a federal appellate court," said Mike Davis, who heads the conservative judicial advocacy group the Article III Project.
"'This nominee is a radical, left-wing abortion activist who has no business being on any court, let alone a federal appellate court,' said Mike Davis [@mrddmia], who heads the conservative judicial advocacy group the [@Article3Project]."https://t.co/opytJCa2dZ— The Article III Project (A3P) (@Article3Project) July 29, 2022
Unsurprisingly, Rikelman already has the support of the leftist 'dark money' group Demand Justice:
"Julie Rikelman brings exactly the kind of experience with reproductive rights we desperately need on the courts," Christopher Kang, chief counsel of the progressive group Demand Justice, said in a statement.
The Biden Administration also recently nominated Roopali Desai to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. As Brian Anderson pointed out, her nomination should have received more scrutiny than it did at the time:
Desai has made a name for herself in Democratic circles as a partisan bulldog-for-hire akin to Marc Elias, and her clients now “have . . . the ear of the White House,” according to one of her colleagues.
The boutique law firm where she works as partner has counted Senator Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign among its political clients, with the nominee herself representing a host of left-wing entities ranging from the Democratic Party to the Green Party, with many more to boot.
Senator Ted Cruz highlighted her leftist views on election laws during Desai's confirmation hearing earlier this month.
Throughout President Biden’s term he has consistently appointed partisan advocates to the bench.— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) July 13, 2022
His nominee for the 9th Circuit, Roopali Desai is no different. pic.twitter.com/yaEr3ud2G9
Desai also serves on the board of Just Communities Arizona, "a self-described 'abolitionist organization' that envisions 'a world in which prisons and jails are unnecessary.'" The group is a part of a national organization who also supports defunding the police and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Nominations like those of Rikelman's and Desai's show the Biden Administration is hoping to confirm as many radical leftists as they can before Democrats are at risk of losing their Senate majority in November.