Senators Confirm Nine Federal Judges Ahead of Recess

Preparing to leave Washington for a month-long recess, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed nine of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, including four who will take spots on federal district courts in Texas and two each for courts in Illinois and Pennsylvania. 

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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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