The Senate Just Confirmed a 37-Year-Old Judge Who Interned at an Anti-LGBTQ Group. She’ll Serve for Life

The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm a 37-year-old Washington lawyer whose nomination drew vociferous opposition from LGBTQ to a lifetime appointment on a federal appeals court.  Allison Rushing, partner at Williams and Connolly who President Donald Trump nominated, was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit by a vote that split evenly down party lines. All 53 Republicans voted for her, while the rest of the Senate, with the exception of three abstentions – Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. – voted against her.  Read more: