The Senate confirmed a former clerk to Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, who was a staunch defender of his boss during the controversial hearings last year, for the federal bench Thursday over Democrats’ concerns the pick lacked enough trial experience to be a judge. Justin Walker was confirmed to the U.S. Western District of Kentucky by a 50-41 vote. He became the 110th district court judge appointed by President Trump. Mr. Walker teaches legal writing at the University of Louisville. He previously clerked for Justice Kavanaugh when he sat on the federal appeals court in Washington and clerked at the Supreme Court for now-retired Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. During Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, Mr. Walker appeared regularly on network television to defend his former boss’s record and reputation after the nominee faced allegations of sexual misconduct. Justice Kavanaugh vehemently denied any wrongdoing. “For those of us who know Justin Walker and have seen his work up close it’s clear that President Trump made an outstanding choice to be a district judge for the Western District of Kentucky,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. “Mr. Walker has sharpened his legal skills at the highest levels.”
Many of the Senate Dems who voted against Mr. Walker’s nomination due to “lack of experience” as a judge, were the very same Senators who supported then Pres. Obama’s appointment of Elena Kagen to the U.S SUPREME COURT, and she had never served a day in her life as a judge. Typical hypocrites. The Dems just can’t stand that President Trump has put another young (he’s 37 years old), conservative judge on the federal bench with a lifetime appointment. Elections DO have consequences, and its driving them insane, lol. We wish Judge Walker the very best in his new position.