Senate Confirms 13 More Federal Judges Nominated by Trump

HeadlineAug 02, 2019

The Senate has confirmed 13 more of President Trump’s nominees to the federal bench in a flurry of votes this week before lawmakers left for the August recess. Among those newly confirmed as federal judges are Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Brown and Texas attorney Brantley Starr. Both are hostile to immigrant rights, reproductive freedom, voting rights and LGBTQ equality. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights said in a statement, “Senate Republicans will stop at nothing to stack the courts with partisan judges who will push their radical agenda through at any cost. In doing so, they are not only degrading our courts, but also endangering our democracy.”

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