Bloomberg Law
June 19, 2019, 8:20 PMUpdated: June 19, 2019, 9:27 PM

Trump Judicial Pick Opposed by LGBT Community Confirmed (1)

Jake Holland
Jake Holland

Matthew Kacsmaryk was confirmed to a federal judgeship despite opposition from 75 advocacy organizations representing LGBT interests.

The Senate on Wednesday cleared the Donald Trump appointee 52 to 46 for a lifetime seat on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, which includes Dallas.

Democratic lawmakers and LGBT rights groups have questioned Kacsmaryk’s ability to remain impartial in cases, especially those involving gay and transgender Americans.

“This is not a person who can sit on the bench and apply justice with an even hand,” Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said Tuesday. “We have a man with deep, powerful ...

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