Happy Friday from Avalon and Brad, and welcome to another roundup of news about the judiciary. This week, we took a look at two of President Biden’s judicial nominees who withdrew recently, and why. Plus, we’ve got thoughts from one federal judge about how to increase the public’s faith in the judiciary as independent: more non-partisan merit selection committees. 

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Nomination Hiccups

Michael Arthur Delaney testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the First Circuit, on Feb. 15, 2023. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM