In other news, President Biden made the first judicial nominations of his term today and it's a diverse selection.
Biden’s group includes candidates who, if confirmed by the U.S. Senate, would be the first Muslim federal judge in U.S. history, the first Asian American Pacific Islander woman to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the first woman of color to serve as a federal judge for the District of Maryland.
Three of the picks are Black women who were nominated to the federal courts of appeals, a pathway to the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, New York's Court of Appeals has ruled that Trump must face a defamation lawsuit from Summer Zervos in court.
Finally, less than half of Americans belong to a church now according to Gallup.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' membership in houses of worship continued to decline last year, dropping below 50% for the first time in Gallup's eight-decade trend. In 2020, 47% of Americans said they belonged to a church, synagogue or mosque, down from 50% in 2018 and 70% in 1999.
U.S. church membership was 73% when Gallup first measured it in 1937 and remained near 70% for the next six decades, before beginning a steady decline around the turn of the 21st century. [...]
The decline in church membership is primarily a function of the increasing number of Americans who express no religious preference. Over the past two decades, the percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religion has grown from 8% in 1998-2000 to 13% in 2008-2010 and 21% over the past three years.
Who would have thought that a 20-year, religious, white supremacy-based assault on modern society and democracy itself would turn people off churches?
If going to church means something to you, that's great, but I was never comfortable in church even as a kid.