The Trump administration’s decision to leave off nearly two dozen court picks in its list of judicial renominations this week has raised eyebrows in Washington, but it came with particular surprise for some of the nominees’ home state senators, who are now urging their renominations.

After over 70 of its judicial nominations lapsed at the start of the year, the White House on Wednesday resubmitted the nominations of 50 judicial nominees. But the announcement left behind 23 judicial nominations, a large chunk of those nominees come from states with Democratic senators, such as California, New York, Maryland, Illinois and Rhode Island.

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