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Senate Confirms Texas Atty To Eastern District Judgeship

Law360 (May 14, 2019, 6:46 PM EDT) -- The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Orgain Bell & Tucker LLP partner Michael Truncale to serve as a judge in the Eastern District of Texas.

Later Tuesday, the Senate teed up the likely confirmation on Wednesday of Jenner & Block LLP partner Kenneth Kiyul Lee to serve on the Ninth Circuit.

Truncale was confirmed in a 49-46 vote, largely along party lines. Of the 95 senators who voted, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, was the only Republican to vote against Truncale’s confirmation. Every Democrat who voted also voted “no.”

Romney explained to Politico that he opposed Truncale due to "particularly disparaging" comments he made about former...

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