The upper chamber voted 51-48 on the nomination, capping off a 10-month confirmation process.
Crews, who serves as a magistrate judge for the Court of Colorado, was nominated to the district judge role by President Joe Biden in February of last year. His nomination has hit several snags since then.
Crews came under scrutiny after he was unable to answer a question on a criminal law doctrine during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing last March. The moment occurred when Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) asked Crews how he’d analyze a Brady motion, referring to a decades-old legal doctrine that allows defendants to request prosecutors to turn over evidence that