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Senate Confirms 200th Judge Appointed by Trump

The U.S. Senate confirmed its 200th federal judge nominated by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, approving Cory Wilson by a narrow 52-48 vote to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Guidelines Drawn up by Judge Who Rejected ‘Marine A’ Appeal Mean Softer Sentences for Minority Criminals

New guidelines drawn up by the Sentencing Council instruct judges to take into account the “discrimination and negative experiences of authority” experienced by “black and minority ethnic children and young people” when handing down rulings, in “a complete reversal” of the principle that “the law is the same for everyone regardless of background, race or gender”.

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