Why is Trump’s nomination of Steven Menashi to one of the most powerful courts in the US so ‘outrageous’?

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Steven Menashi, the associate White House counsel and special assistant to the president, has just been confirmed by the senate for a lifetime role as a judge on one of the most powerful courts in the US.

While all Republicans who were there supported Mr Menashi apart from Senator Susan Collins, all Democrats were against his confirmation on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

The 40-year-old, who was nominated to the role by US president Donald Trump in August, will be taking up a judicial seat once held by Thurgood Marshall, a civil rights leader who was the first African-American justice to join the US Supreme Court.

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