Biden judicial nominee’s chances wane with key senator’s opposition: ‘Deeply concerning’

A federal judicial nominee under fire for sitting on the boards of an anti-Israel think tank and a group that sought to free police killers looks increasingly doomed in the Senate.

The White House continues to rally behind Adeel Mangi, President Joe Biden‘s pick for a spot on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. However, a key lawmaker came out in opposition on Tuesday evening to the nomination of Mangi, a New Jersey lawyer who currently helps advise the anti-police group Alliance of Families for Justice and who previously was affiliated with a Rutgers Law School center that hosted a 2021 event featuring a convicted Palestinian terrorist fundraiser.

“I cannot support this nominee,” Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) said in a statement
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