Judicial Confirmations Continue Full Speed Ahead

Judicial confirmations are continuing full speed ahead thanks to the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham. As reported by Carrie Severino for the National Review:

The Senate has recessed for Thanksgiving break, but not before processing a number of judicial nominees. Five new trial judges were confirmed last week, four to various district courts and one to the Court of International Trade.

The Senate Judiciary Committee for its part held hearings on Wednesday for five nominees, including Thomas L. Kirsch II, who has been nominated to the Seventh Circuit seat vacated by Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Three other nominees have cloture motions pending on the Senate floor, so at least that many should be confirmed after the Senate returns next week.

Notably, Kathryn Kimball Mizelle was confirmed as a judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida last week. At age 33, Kimball Mizelle is the youngest U.S. District Court nominee by President Trump.

President Trump has already also already nominated a replacement for Justice Amy Coney Barrett's prior position on the 7th Circuit:

Confirming judges remains the Senate's top priority as the balance of power in the Senate for the next congress remains uncertain:

Thank you, Leader McConnell and Chairman Graham for your commitment to confirming President Trump's judicial nominees!