Happy Friday from Brad and Avalon here at Law.com’s Bench Report. It’s crunch time now for Biden and the Senate to fill judicial vacancies before the midterm elections, and progressive groups are urging Democratic leaders to be more aggressive in their approach. Plus, next week will be busy with judicial confirmation hearings and another Jan. 6 select committee hearing. Check out those events and more on our calendar below.

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Crunch Time on Judicial Nominations

Witness microphone inside the hearing room of the Senate Judiciary Committee at Dirksen Senate Office building. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM