Bloomberg Law
April 9, 2019, 8:50 AM

Pruitt Protege Among Judicial Picks Set for Senate Votes

Patrick L. Gregory
Patrick L. Gregory

Patrick Wyrick, an Oklahoma Supreme Court justice and a protege of former Trump EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, is likely to win confirmation to a federal district court seat as early as Tuesday.

Wyrick’s among four trial court nominees up for procedural votes in the Senate. He’s No. 2 on the list, so it’s possible that lawmakers would proceed to a confirmation vote later in the day. They first must invoke cloture, which would limit debate to two hours under rule changes approved by the Republican-led Senate last week to speed judicial nominations.

Wyrick was Oklahoma’s solicitor general under Pruitt, ...

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