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Senate GOP Blocks Another DC Circuit Nominee

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Less than two weeks after the filibusters of Patricia Millett to serve on the D.C. Circuit and Congressman Mel Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Senate voted on Tuesday to block the nomination of Cornelia “Nina” Pillard to fill one of three vacancies on the D.C. Circuit, which is often considered the … Read More

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Senate GOP Blocks Nominations of Millett, Watt

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Senate voted today to filibuster the nominations of Patricia Millett to fill one of three vacancies on the D.C. Circuit and of Congressman Mel Watt to be the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. “Today’s filibusters of Patricia Millett and Mel Watt have confirmed that the Senate is now the world’s greatest dysfunctional … Read More

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Civil Rights Groups Pushing Congress to Fill Vacant D.C. Circuit Judgeships

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

By Tamera Willis, a Leadership Conference Intern Civil and human rights advocates have been pushing for the Senate to confirm President Obama’s three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In June, the President nominated Cornelia “Nina” Pillard along with two other seasoned legal figures, Judge Robert L. Wilkins … Read More

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