5th Circ. Pick Clears Senate In 200th Confirmation For Trump

Law360 (June 24, 2020, 12:21 PM EDT) -- Republican senators on Wednesday gave President Donald Trump his 200th judicial confirmation in a largely party-line vote to approve a Mississippi state judge and former GOP lawmaker to join the Fifth Circuit.

Judge Cory T. Wilson addresses the Senate Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing last month, where he faced heated questions from Democrats on issues like voting rights and health care. (Tom Williams | CQ Roll Call via AP)

Judge Cory T. Wilson was approved on a 52-48 vote with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, joining all Democrats in opposition. He will fill the nation's final appellate vacancy after a contentious...

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