Trump's pro-torture, anti-gay judicial nominee gets one step closer to a lifetime appointment
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Senate Republicans rammed yet another far-right judicial nominee through the Senate Judiciary Committee by a party-line vote on Thursday. Howard Nielson, whom President Trump intends to install as United States District Court judge for the District of Utah, has raised concerns not just among Democrats or liberal groups, but in military circles.

From 2003 to 2005, Nielson was involved in some capacity in the Bush administration’s efforts to find legal justification for “enhanced interrogation...

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