Religious Conservative From Plano Law Firm One Step Closer to Federal Judgeship

WASHINGTON -- Matthew Kacsmaryk, a religious conservative from Plano, is one step closer to becoming a federal judge.The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved Kacsmaryk, deputy general counsel for First Liberty Institute, despite calls by gay rights advocacy groups for senators to drop his nomination. In a party-line vote, the committee moved Kacsmaryk’s nomination to the full Senate for confirmation to the Northern District of Texas. If confirmed to the lifetime position, he’ll fill a seat based in Amarillo that’s been vacant since February 2016 when Mary Lou Robinson took senior status -- a form of working retirement available to federal judges.Democrats bounced Kacsmaryk’s nomination back to the White House in December, but President Donald Trump quickly renominated him at the start of the new year.  Continue reading...

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