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Senate Confirms La.'s Engelhardt For 5th Circ.

Law360, Washington (May 9, 2018, 1:34 PM EDT) -- The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s fourth pick for the high-profile Fifth Circuit on Wednesday, sending U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt to the appellate panel.

Judge Engelhardt, a judge in the Eastern District of Louisiana since 2001, was confirmed on a 62-34 vote over some Democrats’ complaints about his rulings on the bench. Meanwhile, some of their colleagues and every Republican rallied around the nominee, praising his nearly two decades on the bench.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other Republicans have spoken out in favor...
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