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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ NLJ

The relative youth of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees was on full display at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, where one 33-year-old nominee was grilled over a “not qualified” rating she received over her lack of experience, and Senate Democrats remarked on the ages of the other potential judges, the oldest of which was 41.

Trump’s nominees have faced scrutiny over their ages, particularly those selected to sit on federal appellate courts. The judicial nominees appearing before senators Wednesday were for trial or federal claims courts, but age still remained a major factor.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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