Bloomberg Law
Oct. 21, 2021, 2:30 PMUpdated: Oct. 21, 2021, 8:33 PM

Judge Pick Who Opposed Kavanaugh Draws Senate Panel Deadlock (1)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

A Biden selection for the nation’s largest federal appeals court who drew Republican ire for her criticism of Brett Kavanaugh failed to advance out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, delaying the nomination for now.

The committee voted 10-10 Thursday on Oregon labor lawyer Jennifer Sung, who is nominated to the San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

While Sung’s nomination can’t be favorably reported to the floor, it can still advance if Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) makes a “discharge motion” to move her nomination out of the committee. That would require full Senate consideration.

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