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UPWARD – Cory Wilson has been deemed “well qualified” by the ABA for a seat on the Fifth Circuit ahead of his expected hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee later this week. As Jacqueline Thomsen reports, Wilson was originally nominated by President Trump for a judgeship in the Southern District of Mississippi and faced senators at a hearing for that seat in January. But he was elevated for consideration for the Fifth Circuit after Trump’s original nominee for the seat, Judge Halil Suleyman “Sul” Ozerden, fell flat with Republicans over questions on his religious liberty credentials.

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