Bloomberg Law
Nov. 13, 2019, 5:39 PMUpdated: Nov. 13, 2019, 11:09 PM

White House Lawyer Menashi’s 2nd Circuit Nomination Advances (1)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

Steven Menashi’s nomination to the New York-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit advanced in the Senate Nov. 13 despite controversy over his role as a top Trump administration legal adviser.

Lawmakers voted 51 to 44 to invoke cloture, or end debate on the nomination. That set the stage for a confirmation vote on Thursday.

Menashi has faced sharp criticism over his past writings on race, abortion and sex assault. Democrats also raised objections to the former Kirkland & Ellis partner and Supreme Court clerk over his work as a White House senior legal counsel and as a ...

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