Senate approves judicial nomination

“Judge Drain demonstrates a career-long dedication to helping people understand legal work,” Levin said Thursday. “Confirmation of Judge Drain would help relieve the judicial emergency in Michigan.”

Levin said there is a large backlog of cases in Michigan, so many that it qualifies as a “judicial emergency.”

Most of the opposition came from Republicans, but Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass), Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsMcCain: Accepting election results is 'American way' GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election Some in GOP say Trump has gone too far MORE (R-Ala.) and Dan CoatsDan CoatsGOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election Liberal groups urge Schumer to reject Bayh for Banking gavel New ad slams Bayh on Wall Street, lobbying links MORE (R-Ind.) were among those voting in favor of the nomination. Sen. Ben Nelson (Neb.) was the only Democrat to oppose the nomination.