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Sen. Cory Booker and Mike Pompeo

Sen. Cory Booker Violating Constitution: Voting Against Pompeo for Religious Beliefs

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced on Friday that he will vote against CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become secretary of state because of Pompeo’s beliefs on marriage and sexuality — beliefs consistent with Pompeo’s Christian faith. Conservative leaders are now denouncing Booker’s vote as a violation of the Constitution’s Religious Test Clause.

In this July 12, 2008 file photo, a gavel rests on the table of a model court room at Mexico's National Institute of Penal Sciences in Mexico City. The model courtroom has been used by students to prepare for the new legal system that will replace its closed proceedings with public oral trials in which suspects are presumed innocent, legal authorities can be held more accountable and equal justice is promised to all. Yet the decision of three Chihuahua state judges, under the new open oral trial system, to absolve the main suspect in the 2008 murder of a 16-year-old girl has put the country's U.S.-backed judicial reform on trial.

Trump Judge Selections Larsen and Barrett Clear Committee, but Senate Slow on Confirmation Floor Votes

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday in favor of Joan Larsen and Amy Coney Barrett to be federal appeals judges. Pundits say this committee action increases pressure on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to reform procedural roadblocks so that senators can vote on the Senate floor to confirm the growing number of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees.