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Controversial 9th Circ. Pick Confirmed Despite Past Writings

Law360 (May 15, 2019, 8:33 PM EDT) -- The Senate approved one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees to the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday despite his past controversial statements about race and sexual assault and lack of support from home state senators.

Neither Calif. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, left, nor Sen. Kamala Harris, both Democrats, backed the nomination of Kenneth Kiyul Lee to the Ninth Circuit. (AP) Kenneth Kiyul Lee, a partner at Jenner & Block LLP, was confirmed in a 52-45 party-line vote, despite not having the support of either California Sens. Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein, who have previously called for the withdrawal of his nomination due to...

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