Trump Fifth Circuit Nominee Faces Rare GOP Pushback

A Mississippi federal judge up for a seat on the Fifth Circuit faced tough questions from Republicans on Wednesday, as GOP senators and conservative legal advocacy groups have expressed rare skepticism about one of President Donald Trump’s nominees to a federal appellate court.

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Senate Panel Grills Trump Pick to Replace Kavanaugh

Senators on Tuesday grilled President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the D.C. Circuit over controversial articles she wrote about date rape, feminism and other hot-button cultural issues as an undergraduate student, as well as on her views on the role of administrative agencies and the regulations they issue.

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‘Avidly Pro-Life’ Judicial Nominee From Nebraska Questioned in Senate

A former candidate for Nebraska attorney general who is now up for a federal judgeship in the state told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday he would put aside his personal political views and apply Supreme Court precedent if confirmed to the federal bench.

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