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Raul M. Arias-Marxuach testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday held its final hearing of the session for one of President Donald Trump’s appeals court nominees, eliciting worries from Democrats about the lame duck consideration.

Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham told Democrats on the panel that the committee, while under his control, would not vote on U.S. District Judge Raúl Arias-Marxuach of the District of Puerto Rico, whom Trump selected for the vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit created by the death of Judge Juan Torruella in October.

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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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