Vote Delayed For 5th Circ. Pick Opposed By Some GOP Sens.

Law360, Washington (October 17, 2019, 11:06 AM EDT) -- A Fifth Circuit nominee under fire from social conservatives saw his Senate Judiciary Committee vote unexpectedly postponed Thursday, suggesting the current Mississippi federal district judge still faces a tough road to confirmation.

Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, shown here in August, postponed Thursday the scheduled vote on whether to elevate a Mississippi federal district judge to the Fifth Circuit. (AP) While four district court nominees were approved for a confirmation vote by the full Senate, Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., announced he would hold over the scheduled vote on Judge Halil S. Ozerden's elevation for at least one week. The delay came...

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