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Civil Rights Groups Urge Senate to Confirm Goodwin Liu to Federal Bench

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Civil rights groups are urging the Senate to confirm Goodwin Liu, nominee to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, following his second successful hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. “After two confirmation hearings and several hours of testimony, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have had the opportunity to thoroughly consider the nomination of … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Community Urges Senate Vote on Obama’s Renominated Judges

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Yesterday, President Obama renominated 42 judges who had been voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the last Congress but had not received a vote on the Senate floor. Among the renominated judges are Louis B. Butler, Jr. for the District of Western Wisconsin, Edward Milton Chen for the District of Northern California, Goodwin … Read More

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Senate Nears Adjournment Without Voting on Critical Judicial Nominations

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Senate headed toward adjournment on Wednesday having voted to confirm only 19 of the 38 judicial nominations pending on the Senate floor. The other 19 nominations fell victim to a two-year campaign of obstruction by Republican senators that prevented even the most noncontroversial nominees from getting an up-or-down confirmation vote on the Senate floor. … Read More

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Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Delayed Nominees to Federal Courts

Friday, September 24, 2010

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved 14 of 15 judicial nominees, including several who have been denied confirmation votes on the Senate floor for months due to an unprecedented campaign of obstruction.Four nominees with strong support from the civil right community – Edward Milton Chen for the District of Northern California, Goodwin Liu for … Read More

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Facing Unprecedented Obstruction, Obama Renominates Five Federal Judges

Thursday, September 16, 2010

On September 13, President Obama resubmitted five nominees to sit on federal courts to the Senate, all of whom had been previously nominated and approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee months ago.  The five nominees – Louis B. Butler, Jr. for the District of Western Wisconsin, Robert Neil Chatigny for the Second Circuit Court of … Read More

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