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Bogren Withdraws Nomination

Michael Bogren, who had been President Trump’s nominee for a district judgeship, withdrew from consideration yesterday, after three Republican senators had declared their opposition to him.

Conservatives had been having an intramural argument about the nomination. I sided with the critics on NRO; conservative legal commentator (and Bogren’s cousin) Margot Cleveland made a fair-minded defense at The Federalist.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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