Bloomberg Law
Jan. 16, 2020, 4:57 PMUpdated: Jan. 19, 2020, 5:00 PM

Trump’s 11th Circuit Court Pick Clears Senate Panel (Corrected)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

A Trump appeals court nominee who faces criticism from Democrats over civil rights got one step closer to likely confirmation, as a Senate committee advanced his nomination along party lines.

Democrats seized on Andrew Brasher‘s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, pointing to his work on cases involving voting rights and LGBT rights in his role as Alabama’s solicitor general as evidence of bias.

Republicans, however, said nominees shouldn’t be criticized for positions they defended for their client. That has been a consistent argument in confirmation hearings for nominees who served as private attorneys, ...

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