Senate confirms Neomi Rao to fill Kavanaugh’s former seat

The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Neomi Rao, a judicial nominee who faced intense opposition over her writings in college, to take now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s vacant seat on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Rao also had met one-on-one with several key undecided Republican senators. She was voted out of the Judiciary Committee along party lines late last month.

Rao is perhaps one of the highest-profile nominees to come before the new Congress, and some of her supporters have suggested she might someday be a nominee to the Supreme Court.