Republicans Criticize Another Trump Judicial Nominee

Law360 (July 17, 2019, 6:42 PM EDT) -- Several Republican senators took the rare step of sharply criticizing another one of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees during a hearing Wednesday, taking particular issue with his past ruling in support of Obamacare's mandated coverage of contraception. 

U.S. District Judge Halil Suleyman Ozerden of Mississippi, a nominee for the Fifth Circuit, faced accusations from some senators that he was insufficiently conservative, particularly because of his ruling in favor of the Obama administration during a challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraception provision. 

In 2012, Judge Ozerden granted the Obama administration’s motion to dismiss a case brought by the Catholic Diocese of...

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