Judge Wendy Vitter

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

ABA Rating: Qualified

Nominated by President Donald Trump

Confirmed 52–45 on May 16, 2019

  • B.A., Sam Houston State University 1982.

  • J.D., Tulane University Law School 1986.

  • Assistant district attorney, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 1987-1992; deputy chief of trials, 1989-1990; chief of trials, 1990-1992

  • Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992-1993

  • Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, 2012-2019; project director, 2012-2013; general counsel, 2013-2019

Democrats opposed to her confirmation:

Baldwin (D-WI), Bennet (D-CO), Blumenthal (D-CT), Brown (D-OH), Cantwell (D-WA), Cardin (D-MD), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Coons (D-DE), Cortez Masto (D-NV), Duckworth (D-IL), Durbin (D-IL), Feinstein (D-CA), Hassan (D-NH), Heinrich (D-NM), Hirono (D-HI), Jones (D-AL), Kaine (D-VA), King (I-ME), Klobuchar (D-MN), Leahy (D-VT), Manchin (D-WV), Markey (D-MA), Menendez (D-NJ), Merkley (D-OR), Murphy (D-CT), Murray (D-WA), Peters (D-MI), Reed (D-RI), Rosen (D-NV), Sanders (I-VT), Schatz (D-HI), Schumer (D-NY), Shaheen (D-NH), Sinema (D-AZ), Smith (D-MN), Stabenow (D-MI), Tester (D-MT), Udall (D-NM), Van Hollen (D-MD), Warner (D-VA), Warren (D-MA), Whitehouse (D-RI), Wyden (D-OR).

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