Johnson Flip-Flops on a Wisconsin Judicial Nominee, Even After Helping Him Become a Nominee

Via Up North News:

Milwaukee County judge, brother of a Democratic congressman, was on a list assembled along with Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s opposition to one of President Joe Biden’s nominees surprised Democrats on Wednesday and presented a fresh test to a tradition that over the years has allowed individual senators to block the confirmation of judges from their home states.

William S. Pocan, a trial court judge in Milwaukee County, was scheduled to testify Wednesday at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. But those plans were scuttled after Johnson said he could not support Pocan and he looked forward to working with Biden on finding a suitable replacement.

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