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FILE -- Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) talks to reporters outside of the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 27, 2018. Some of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees have been deemed unqualified by the American Bar Association, and others have proved racially divisive, but that hasn’t necessarily stopped them from reaching the bench. Scott, the Senate’s lone black Republican, sank two judicial nominees with his opposition. (Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times)