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Friday, October 25, 2019


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Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Ninth Circuit Nominee Hunsaker


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday approved Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Danielle Hunsaker by a vote of 16–6, with the nomination now going to the full Senate.

If confirmed, she will replace Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain who assumed senior status on Dec. 31, 2016.

A hearing on her nomination took place Sept. 25.

She has been a member of the Washington County Circuit Court in Oregon since 2017. The judge is a member of the conservative Federalist Society,

In response to questions from U.S. Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J., Hunsaker wrote:

“I believe originalism is consistent with separation of powers established in the Constitution and the judiciary’s role to say what the law is.”


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