Bloomberg Law
June 24, 2020, 4:26 PMUpdated: June 24, 2020, 5:20 PM

Trump Hits 200 Judicial Confirmations With Last Circuit Pick (1)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

The Senate confirmed likely the last appellate nominee of President Donald Trump’s first term, bringing to 200 the total number of judicial confirmations since he took office.

The Republican-led chamber voted 52-48 on Wednesday to confirm Mississippi state judge Cory Wilson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit despite Democratic objections over his past writings critical of scrutiny around voter ID requirements.

Judicial confirmations are a cornerstone campaign theme for Trump and his Republican congressional allies who’ve touted their efforts to reshape the judiciary with conservatives.

Trump’s two Supreme Court picks, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, created ...

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