Sixth Circuit nominee Chad Readler was confirmed to the bench Wednesday despite a last-minute effort to tie his nomination to the Justice Department’s refusal to defend the Affordable Care Act.

Democrats started their offensive Tuesday by trying to tie Readler’s confirmation to his time in President Donald Trump’s Justice Department, where he signed a brief supporting a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]