Controversial Second Circuit Pick Moves to Full Senate Vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a controversial nominee to the Second Circuit over objections from Democrats about his reluctance to answer questions about issues he worked on while serving as a lawyer in the White House.

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Pair of Controversial Ninth Circuit Picks Grilled by Senators

Two of President Donald Trump’s picks for the Ninth Circuit endured a contentious nomination hearing in the Senate on Wednesday morning, including one who emotionally defended himself after the American Bar Association rated him not qualified because people it interviewed found him “arrogant” and “lazy” and raised concerns he could not be fair to gay and lesbian litigants. 

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Senators Advance DC Judicial Picks and Marshal Nominee

Three attorneys nominated by President Donald Trump for seats on District of Columbia courts and a former federal investigator chosen to serve as the D.C. Superior Court’s U.S. marshal sailed through a committee hearing Tuesday on their way to confirmation in the full Senate.

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Democrats Grill Pick for Missouri Court on Anti-Abortion Work

As nominees to the Ninth and Second Circuits sailed through their nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Democrats on the panel zeroed in on a nominee for a Missouri federal court over her work on anti-abortion litigation.

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Labor Nominee Scalia Defends Court Record in Job Cases

President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Labor, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, defended his record on Thursday from Senate Democrats who said his history representing large companies in court should disqualify him from the position.

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