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Senate committee OKs Trump’s Kentucky judicial nominee despite claim he lacks experience

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of University of Louisville law professor Justin Walker, whom President Donald Trump has tapped to become a federal judge. The committee voted Thursday morning to send Walker’s nomination to the full Senate, which still must decide whether to confirm Walker as a U.S. district judge for the Western District of Kentucky. Thursday’s vote was generally split along party lines, with the committee’s Republicans favoring Walker’s nomination and its Democrats opposing it.

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