- The Washington Times - Friday, January 5, 2018

President Trump announced Friday he intends to renominate 21 judicial picks whom he had nominated last year but hadn’t yet been confirmed by the Senate.

The 21 nominees come from eight states “that are suffering from judicial emergencies,” according to the White House press release.

The states are Alabama, Louisiana, Oregon, North Carolina, Colorado, Texas, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Two of the renominated judges — Stuart Kyle Duncan of Louisiana for the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals, and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David R. Stras for the 8th U.S. Court of Appeals — are scheduled to be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday.

Fernando Rodriguez, Jr., who was nominated to the Southern District of Texas, is also on the committee’s schedule. However, his name did not appear on the White House’s renomination notice Friday.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has touted the president’s historic pace, having 22 judicial nominees confirmed in his first 11 months.

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