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Senate Approves 1st Trump Nominee To 9th Circ.

Law360 (July 10, 2018, 3:26 PM EDT) -- The Senate on Tuesday approved former Hawaii Attorney General Mark J. Bennett's nomination to a Ninth Circuit seat with a 72-27 vote, granting President Donald Trump his first confirmation to the influential court.

In a break from the political rancor that has attended many of Trump's judicial picks, Bennett received wide bipartisan support at the 72-25 procedural vote on Monday that advanced his nomination.

Bennett also received the support of his home state Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz, who cited their cooperation with the...
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