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Cory Wilson testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing. Cory Wilson testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be a U.S. district judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, on, Jan. 8, 2020. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

For the second time in a year, senators on the Judiciary Committee questioned a nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit over his conservative credentials.

Last July, it was GOP senators who were wary of then-nominee Halil Suleyman “Sul” Ozerden over his stance on religious liberty. And on Wednesday, Senate Democrats knocked nominee Cory Wilson, tapped for the seat after Ozerden was dropped from consideration, for his own political comments and writings against the Affordable Care Act and in favor of voter ID laws.

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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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