The Senate on Thursday confirmed Justin Walker, a former clerk for Justice Brett Kavanaugh who received a rare “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association, for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said ahead of Walker’s vote that the nominee is an “outstanding choice.” Walker is a litigator at Dinsmore & Shohl and teaches at the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. The vote was 50-41.

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