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The 7 Most Divisive Judicial Confirmations Of 2019

By Andrew Kragie (December 20, 2019, 5:56 PM EST) -- In a banner year for judicial confirmations, senators in 2019 signed off on 20 circuit judges and 80 district judges as President Donald Trump clinched his 185th appointment — but in reaching that milestone, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell faced a number of heated battles along the way.

Then-White House lawyer Steven Menashi, Trump's nominee for the Second Circuit, frustrated both Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee with guarded responses during his Sept. 11 confirmation hearing. (AP)

Despite the fights, McConnell, R-Ky., had an easier time getting judges approved in 2019 after 2018's midterm elections tripled his party's edge in...

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