Bloomberg Law
Oct. 16, 2019, 7:05 PM

Eleventh Cir. Nominees Back Originalism, Breeze Through Hearing

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

Two Donald Trump appeals court nominees breezed through their Senate confirmation hearing Oct. 16, easily fielding questions about how they interpret the Constitution.

Barbara Lagoa and the Robert Luck, both justices on the Supreme Court of Florida, are nominated to seats on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which, which encompasses Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.

The pair received little pushback from Democrats at the Judiciary Committee hearing in the Republican-led Senate. They’ve previously criticized Trump judicial picks over inexperience and ideology they view as extreme.

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