Senate Advances Trump's 6th Circ. Pick With 1 GOP 'No'

Law360, Washington (March 5, 2019, 7:51 PM EST) -- The Senate on Tuesday advanced President Donald Trump's nominee Justice Department attorney Chad A. Readler to fill a Sixth Circuit vacancy, despite bipartisan complaints about his involvement in the government's case against the Affordable Care Act's pre-existing conditions protections.

Readler, the principal deputy and former acting head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Division, advanced on a 53-45 vote, heading for a likely final vote Wednesday afternoon. Readler's involvement in the ACA case, in which the government has argued the repeal of the individual mandate effectively repealed the rest of the law, has attracted unified Democratic opposition and one Republican opponent,...

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