Senate Panel Approves Trump's Pick For 5th Circ.

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a Louisiana federal judge’s nomination to the Fifth Circuit to the full Senate on Thursday, along with three of President Donald Trump’s other picks for the federal bench. 

The committee voted 15-6 to advance U.S. District Court Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt, Trump’s choice for the Fifth Circuit, to the full Senate. Democrats criticized his sexual harassment and discrimination rulings as well as his ruling in a Hurricane Katrina police shooting case. At the same meeting, the committee advanced the nomination...

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