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Judge Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Senate on Friday confirmed (54-45) Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Gorsuch, who was unable to get 60 senators to vote for cloture and end debate on his nomination, was approved after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R. Ky., changed Senate rules. “The confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court … Read More

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President Trump Nominates Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, to serve as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. “President Trump abhors independence and in Neil Gorsuch, he nominated the rubber stamp he wants on the Supreme Court. This week, people from every … Read More

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After Waiting Nearly 400 Days, Rossiter Confirmed to Federal Bench

Monday, June 27, 2016

The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed Robert Rossiter, Jr. to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska. Rossiter, who will fill one of 30 current judicial emergencies nationwide, was nominated by President Obama more than a year ago. Rossiter is just the 21st federal judge confirmed since Republicans took control of the … Read More

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Senate Confirms First Judicial Nominee in Two Months

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed Waverly Crenshaw, Jr. to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, making him the first federal judge confirmed in exactly two months. Crenshaw, an African American who had the support of both his Republican home-state senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, waited more than 14 months … Read More

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President Obama Nominates Garland to U.S. Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

President Obama on Wednesday nominated Merrick Garland to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court and fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing in February. Garland has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for the past 19 years, and has been the court’s chief judge since 2013. … Read More

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