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Halil Suleyman Ozerden Halil Suleyman Ozerden testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Republican U.S. Senators grilled one of Trump’s appeals court nominees for his past rulings on religious liberty during an hour-long hearing Wednesday.

Halil “Sul” Ozerden of Mississippi, who’s up for the lone vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, has drawn criticism from conservatives for allegedly not being conservative enough, and scorn from religious liberty groups who opposed his 2012 dismissal of a case challenging the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employers’ insurance include contraceptive coverage.

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Angela Morris

Angela Morris is ALM Media's Texas litigation reporter. She covers lawsuits in all levels of Texas state and federal courts. Based in Austin, Morris earned journalism and government degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and since then, has worked primarily as a reporter and writer, but also has skills in videography, photography and podcasts. Follow her on Twitter at @AMorrisReports.

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