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Munger Atty Confirmed To 9th Circ. Over Calif. Sens.' Criticism

Law360 (May 21, 2019, 6:42 PM EDT) -- In keeping with a recent trend, the Senate confirmed one of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP partner Daniel P. Collins, to the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday without support from either home state senator.

With a 53-46 party-line vote from which only Sen. Michael Bennett, D-Colo., abstained, Collins became the second Ninth Circuit nominee in less than a week to be confirmed, despite not having the support of either of California's senators, Democrats Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein, who questioned Collins’ temperament and rigidity.

“We were told that Mr. Collins has a history of taking strong litigation positions...

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