Senate Will Hold Hearing Wednesday For Openly Lesbian Judicial Nominee

The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider five federal judicial nominees Wednesday, including federal prosecutor Pamela Ki Mai Chen. Chen, who was nominated in August by President Obama for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, would be the first-ever openly LGBT Asian-American person to serve federal judge. Senate Republicans — already blockading every single appeals court nominee — have indicated they may block all district court nominees until after the election as well.