Senate Confirms Biden's NY And Calif. Trial Court Judge Picks

By James Arkin (May 18, 2022, 8:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed three of President Joe Biden's trial court picks, backing two judges in California and one nominee in New York.

The Senate confirmed Jennifer Louise Rochon to the Southern District of New York by a 51-47 vote. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Trina L. Thompson was confirmed to the Northern District of California by a 51-44 vote and Superior Court of Riverside County Judge Sunshine Suzanne Sykes was confirmed 51-45 to the Central District of California. 

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., praised both of the California nominees in a statement, saying they have the "experience necessary" to fill...

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