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Colorado Trial Pick Can Advance After Successful Discharge Vote

May 11, 2022, 8:17 PM

A President Joe Biden trial court nominee who would be the first openly LGBT federal judge in Colorado can advance Senate on the floor after a successful vote to move her nomination out from consideration by the Judiciary Committee.

The Democratic-led Senate voted 51-49 Wednesday to discharge Charlotte Sweeney’s nomination to U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Sweeney, a employment lawyer representing workers, received support from one Republican, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, in the mostly party-line vote.

The evenly-divided Judiciary Committee tied on Sweeney in December. She is the fourth Biden judicial nominee to require a vote ...

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