Sens. Confirm Walmart Exec In Ark., Others To 2nd Circ., Pa.

Law360, Washington (November 7, 2019, 4:35 PM EST) -- With two bipartisan votes and one party-line tally, senators on Thursday confirmed a career federal prosecutor as a judge on the Second Circuit, a private attorney to the Middle District of Pennsylvania and a Walmart executive to the Eastern District of Arkansas.

In contrast to a bitterly divided committee vote earlier in the day for a contentious Second Circuit pick opposed by his home-state senators, Connecticut prosecutor William J. Nardini won nearly unanimous support to the Second Circuit bench in an 86-2 confirmation vote. The only opposition came from Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., who faces a primary...

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