The Senate voted, Thursday, in the confirmation of President Obama's pick for deputy attorney general.
If approved, David Ogden will be the second in command at the Department of Justice.
He has had the full support of Senate Democrats, but Republicans argue that his past client list as a private attorney is questionable.
Republicans say he has devoted a substantial part of his career in defense of the pornography industry.
Ogden once represented Playboy in a case to end state-mandated software put in libraries to protect kids from accessing adult content online.
GOP Sen. James Inhofe said he was "alarmed that President Obama has nominated a candidate to serve in the No. 2 post at the Department of Justice who has repeatedly represented the pornography industry and its interests."
Ogden has also been labeled as a go-to attorney for abortion clinics and cases against pro-life issues.
Even with opposition, he is expected to be confirmed.