Happy Friday from Avalon and Brad, and welcome to another roundup of the week’s news about the judiciary. This week Avalon takes a look at a SCOTUS amicus brief filed on behalf of a handful of federal judges hoping to see a panel rehearing practice get the ax. Brad, meanwhile, continues to try and keep up with Biden’s judicial nominations. Despite a canceled Senate Judiciary meeting this week, the president still saw five judges get confirmed with plenty more waiting in the wings.
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Andre Davis, retired judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and now Baltimore city solicitor, discussing threats to judicial independence during a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on December 13, 2018.