U.S. Senate confirms two nominees to federal judgeships

The U.S. Senate has confirmed two nominees to federal district court judgeships. The 94 U.S. District Courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal courts.

The U.S. Senate has confirmed 232 of President Trump’s Article III judicial nominees—three Supreme Court justices, 54 appellate court judges, 172 district court judges, and three U.S. Court of International Trade judges—since January 2017.

The nominees are:

• Katherine Crytzer, confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee by a 48-47 vote. After she receives her federal judicial commission and takes her judicial oath, the five-member court will have one Democrat-appointed judge, three Republican-appointed judges, and one vacancy. Crytzer will join one other judge appointed by President Trump.

• Joseph Dawson, confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina by a 56-39 vote. After he receives his federal judicial commission and takes his judicial oath, the 10-member court will have five Democrat-appointed judges, five Republican-appointed judges, and no vacancies. Dawson will join two other judges appointed by President Trump.

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