Judicial machine chugs along in Senate amid coronavirus pandemic
Washington — While the coronavirus crisis has brought most congressional action to glacial creep, the Senate machine churning out President Trump’s judicial nominations is still humming.
Since February 11, the Senate has confirmed nine federal judges, bringing the total number of judges on the federal bench appointed by President Trump to 196.
Last week, the Senate voted to confirm three nominees to district courts and teed up votes on two more for after Memorial Day. The Senate Judiciary, meanwhile, has proceeded with the nominations of Cory Wilson to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Justin Walker, tapped for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.