By a vote of 56–43, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as Eric Holder’s replacement today. Lynch will be the first African-American woman to serve as attorney general.

Legal Insurrection has vocally opposed the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, and painfully so, seeing as the Attorney General to-be was a law school classmate of Professor Jacobson’s.

Our objections, like the objections of many, revolve around Lynch’s views on prosecutorial discretion and President Obama’s executive immigration overreach.

The reader may recall Lynch’s nomination hearings. During these hearings, Lynch made no indication she would handle President Obama’s executive immigration overreach in a manner that differed from Eric Holder.

Ten Republicans voted to confirm Loretta Lynch. They are, in no particular order:

Kelly Ayotte
Mark Kirk
Susan Collins
Mitch McConnell
Orrin Hatch
Rob Portman
Lindsey Graham
Jeff Flake
Thad Cochran
Ron Johnson

Ted Cruz did not vote at all.

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