Senate Confirms Pryor to Federal Bench

William Pryor

William Pryor, in a 2003 file photo. Reuters hide caption

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The Senate votes of 53-45 to approve former Alabama Attorney General William Pryor's nomination to a lifetime seat on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Republicans hailed Pryor as a top-notch public servant, even as many Democrats described him as a right-wing extremist.

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