Biden judicial nominee tied to transgender rapist case rejected by Senate panel

Biden judicial nominee tied to transgender rapist case rejected by Senate panel


A controversial judicial nominee from President Joe Biden was defeated on Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Democratic-led panel voted 10-11 against Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, with Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) as the lone Democrat to side with all Republicans.

Ossoff’s office did not respond to a request for comment.

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Netburn’s nomination has been broiled in controversy for months over her connections to a 2022 case involving a transgender female being sent to a women’s prison despite being a convicted child rapist and distributor of child pornography.  

Republicans said Netburn represented the latest unqualified judicial nominee appointed by Biden to a lifetime position.

“Why on Earth do our Democratic

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