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Second 9th Cir. Nominee in as Many Weeks Eyes Confirmation (2)

May 20, 2019, 6:56 PMUpdated: May 20, 2019, 10:24 PM

Daniel Collins could soon be a judge on the San Francisco-based appeals court where he’s been a familiar face, despite Democratic concerns that he took litigation positions that they say sought to overturn precedent.

Collins is a Munger, Tolles & Olson partner who’s been nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where he’s argued 38 cases.

The Senate advanced his nomination on Monday night in a procedural vote to limit debate, 51 to 43, setting up likely confirmation before the week’s out.

He’s opposed by both California Democrat Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. But Republicans ...