Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California will play a key role in screening candidates for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The court holds sway in nine states in the U.S. West, including California, Washington and Idaho.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California will play a key role in screening candidates for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The court holds sway in nine states in the U.S. West, including California, Washington and Idaho. J. Scott Applewhite AP
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California will play a key role in screening candidates for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The court holds sway in nine states in the U.S. West, including California, Washington and Idaho. J. Scott Applewhite AP

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