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Wed Jan 23, 2019, 01:57 PM

5. Here's the deal on these nominees. They were left in the waiting when the last Congress ended, so

they are being renominated.

White House plans to send 50 judicial nominees to new Congress

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter

Updated 9:43 PM ET, Tue January 22, 2019

(CNN) -- The White House on Tuesday night announced its intention to renominate 50 judicial nominees, rekindling a battle between Republicans, who hope to capitalize on their record-breaking judicial success from the last Congress, and Democrats, who have lashed out at some of President Donald Trump's more controversial nominees.

The names were put forward again on Tuesday because their nominations weren't acted upon before the end of the last congressional session.

The new nominations come as key players in the judicial confirmation wars are no longer involved. Former White House counsel Don McGahn -- who considered judicial nominees one of his top priorities -- has left the administration and former Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, has moved over to the Finance Committee.

Among those on the White House list are Neomi Rao, who currently serves as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and has been nominated to fill the former seat of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, as well as Wendy Vitter, who came under fire in her confirmation hearing last year for declining to say whether she thought the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided.

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