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Muslim American Appeals Court Nominee Loses Democratic Support

Rosen is latest of three senators who appear ready to vote against Adeel Mangi confirmation. (Click image for article.)

Photo: Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., leaves the Senate Democrats’ weekly lunch in the Capitol last month. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

 

The Biden administration’s push to appoint the first Muslim American federal appeals court judge has run into more trouble in the Senate confirmation process, as Sen. Jacky Rosen of Nevada became the latest Democrat to announce she would not support the nominee.

Adeel Mangi’s bid for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit is one of the most intense judicial confirmation fights this Congress, with conservatives arguing the lawyer has links to anti-police activism and Democrats contending he’s been the target of improper attacks related to his religion.

Democrats, who along with independents hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate, largely have stuck together to confirm President Joe Biden’s picks for the federal judiciary.

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