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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Detained for His Last Name, US Citizen’s Suit Revived by 2nd Circuit

Even though he has the 11th most common surname in the United States, Brooklyn-born Luis Hernandez came under a cloud of suspicion by government officials after being picked up for a misdemeanor a little more than five years ago. On Tuesday, the Second Circuit revived his suit against the United States and New York City.

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