The Senate voted 56-41 on Thursday to confirm Allison Eid to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, filling the vacancy created by Justice Neil Gorsuch's addition to the Supreme Court.
Four Democratic senators crossed party lines to support Eid's bid, including Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. Donnelly, Heitkamp, and Manchin are all up for re-election in 2018 in states President Trump won in 2016, and Bennet represents Eid's home state.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein noted Eid's inclusion on President Trump's Supreme Court shortlists for the vacancy filled by Gorsuch when attacking Eid's nomination. When the Senate Judiciary Committee voted last week to advance Eid's nomination along partisan lines, Feinstein, the committee's top-ranking Democrat, criticized Eid for her similarities to Gorsuch in her legal reasoning.
Eid, a former Colorado Supreme Court justice, is the third female federal appeals court judge nominated by President Trump that the Senate has confirmed this week. The Senate voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday and Joan Larsen to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday.
After confirming three federal appeals court nominees this week, the Senate appears poised to vote on 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Stephanos Bibas before week's end.