Senate Panel Advances Trump's 5th, 8th Circ. Picks

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced a pair of Fifth Circuit nominees, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner James Ho, along with Eighth Circuit nominee L. Steven Grasz of Husch Blackwell LLP over objections from Democrats.

In a party-line 11-9 vote, the panel advanced the three appellate court nominees, along with Mark Saalfield Norris Sr., nominee to the Western District of Tennessee, to the full Senate. The committee advanced another six nominees through voice votes. Republicans like Sen....

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