Senate confirms Neomi Rao to fill Kavanaugh’s former seat

The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Neomi Rao, a judicial nominee who faced intense opposition over her writings in college, to take now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s vacant seat on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.

The She was voted out of the Judiciary Committee along party lines late last month.

Rao is perhaps one of the highest-profile nominees to come before the new Congress, and some of her supporters have suggested she might someday be a nominee to the Supreme Court.