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Sen. Cory Booker Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, speaking during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, on Nov. 13, 2018. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Where, Oh Where Are the Minority Trump Judges?

When Senate Judiciary Committee member Cory Booker spoke at a hearing this week about creating new judgeships, he wasn’t as concerned about potential new seats as he was about who might fill them.