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In a 52-45 party-line vote Wednesday, the Senate President, Trump confirmed nominated for the 9. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The confirmation of California lawyer Kenneth Lee was returned the first time, neither home-state senator, she had a blue slip is a Senate tradition in which the home-state senator is their opinion of the candidates, reported the hill.
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Neither Dianne Feinstein nor Sen. Kamala Harris, California Democrats, sen a blue piece of paper on Lee returned ‘ s nomination for the San Francisco-based court. Lee, 43, a native of South Korea, is in the past special counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has long drawn the wrath of President Trump, who called it “shameful.” (Associated Press)
In a Twitter message, quoting Feinstein, Lee ‘ s writings on race and civil rights as reasons for their opposition. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, agreed that Lee considers “shocking” positions on race and women, reproductive rights.
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., called Lee “a man of high character” and a brilliant lawyer. The two attended law school together.
“Lee’s record shows that he said is far outside the legal mainstream,” Feinstein, according to the Washington Times.
Lee wrote in 1994 that gay people have a higher incidence of AIDS, because they are more “promiscuous” than straight people. “Nine out of 10 people with AIDS are gay or use drugs,” he wrote. He said that he was “ashamed” by this position during his hearing, and that he has matured since then, according to the hill.
In another article, the question of why a woman work for a man was that had attacked her, “just so you can hold on to a part-time job.” In his hearing, he said, at the time of writing, he does not understand workplace dynamics could, according to the hill.
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Lee’s nomination marks Trump’s 40th circuit judges-appointment since taking office.