The inauguration of President Joe Biden, coupled with a Democrat-controlled Congress, could mean big things for historically blue New Jersey, and attorneys who served as delegates for Biden to the Democratic National Convention expect many helpful policies in relatively short order.
“This is definitely a supercharged moment for the Democratic Party and our nation,” Guillermo C. Artiles, a partner at Newark-based McCarter & English LLP who served as a Biden delegate to the convention, told Law360 in a phone interview on Inauguration Day.
For New Jersey, which currently has six judicial vacancies in its federal court, “help is on the way,” he said.
“Beyond resources, such as a much-needed infrastructure overhaul and the prioritization of health care, I think our federal judiciary is in dire need of assistance,” Artiles said. “I know this will be a priority for the administration, to fill as many as those vacancies as possible, and I think you’ll see that pretty quickly here in the next few months.”