Paul Matey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

President Donald Trump has renominated 51 people for district and appeals court seats on the federal bench, including U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit nominee Paul Matey.

Matey got a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in November even though both New Jersey senators withheld their “blue slips” for his nomination. During the hearing, Matey faced heavy questioning about his links to scandal-plagued former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Matey didn’t immediately provide a comment on the pending renomination.

The slate of renominations released Tuesday also included picks for district courts in Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as for the Ninth, Second and D.C. circuits.

Among the names are Wendy Vitter for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Allison Jones Rushing for the Fourth Circuit, Neomi Rao for the D.C. Circuit, and Chad Readler and Eric Murphy for the Sixth Circuit.

Read the full list the Trump administration sent to the Senate:

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