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Senate confirms 200th judge under Trump

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“There will not be a single court vacancy anywhere in the nation for the first time in at least 40 years,” McConnell stated. “Our work with the administration to renew our federal courts is not a partisan or political victory. It’s a victory for the rule of law and for the Constitution itself.”

Democrats scoff at that assertion and shudder at McConnell’s vow to depart no emptiness behind.

They additionally argued Wilson was inappropriate to serve, citing critical issues about his file on voting rights.

In a letter despatched Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) together with Senate Judiciary Committee rating member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) urged McConnell to not transfer ahead along with his nomination. They famous Wilson’s robust help for voter ID legal guidelines, which they stated encourages voter suppression.

“Judge Wilson has been an ardent supporter of restrictive voting measures, including voter ID laws that disproportionately harm minority voters, and he has shown a pattern of dismissing legitimate concerns from voting rights groups,” they wrote.

They added that Wilson’s nomination is a “slap in the face to Black Americans at a time when our country is working to take steps forward on racial justice, not backwards.”

In an announcement, Collins stated Wilson’s feedback in regards to the Affordable Care Act as “perverse” and “illegitimate” elevate “doubts about his ability to rule impartially on matters where he holds very strong personal views.”

Wilson, who was nominated in May, is a state courtroom judge in Mississippi and served within the Mississippi House of Representatives. He was beforehand nominated as a district judge for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Trump had beforehand picked Halil Suleyman “Sul” Ozerden for the submit on the fifth Circuit. But Ozerden confronted a GOP revolt over his dedication to non secular liberty after he dominated {that a} lawsuit towards the ACA’s contraceptive mandate was untimely.

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