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SENATE 52-48 VOTE: MAJORITY NOT 60 VOTES NOW ENDS FILIBUSTERS OF NON-SUPREME COURT NOMINEES 
 
WHY WON’T REPUBLICAN SENATE LEADERS ALLOW FLOOR VOTES ON 24 PENDING JUDICIAL NOMINEES ALL GOP HOME-STATE SENATORS SUPPORT?
(Republican - Maine, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Missouri, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Nevada, Arizona, Kansas, Wisconsin) 04/04/14 
17 Republican Senators from 12 states support 24 pending district and appeals court nominees & re-nominees (originally nominated last year) who would fill vacancies in their states
D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Fully staffed- finally
Patricia Millett CONFIRMED 56-38 on 12/10/13; FILIBUSTERED on 10/31/13, July 10th hearing Senators' statements, Editorials and commentary, Letters
Cornelia "Nina" Pillard CONFIRMED 12/11/13; FILIBUSTERED on 11/12/13 Senators' statements, Editorials and commentary, Letters
Robert Wilkins CONFIRMED 55-43 01/13/2014
EDITORIAL BOARDS AROUND THE NATION: FILL D.C CIRCUIT U.S. COURT OF APPEALS & HOLD YES-OR-NO VOTES ON NOMINEES (11/18/13)
 
COLUMNISTS & LEGAL EXPERTS RECOGNIZE NEED TO FILL D.C CIRCUIT U.S. COURT OF APPEALS & HOLD YES-OR-NO VOTES ON NOMINEES (10/28/13)
 
Letter to Senate from Defenders of Wildlife and 12 other national environmental groups urging prompt action on all pending D.C. Circuit and other judicial nominees (10/25/13)
 
PHOTOS OF OBAMA NOMINEES BLOCKED BY GOP SENATORS (Huffington Post, 11/13/13)
   Why Does The GOP Have A Problem With These People? (Huffington Post, 11/13/13)
 
 

Congressional Research Service: President Obama’s First-Term U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations: An Analysis and Comparison with Presidents Since Reagan, (05/03/13)

President Obama’s judicial nominees, including: 

Srikanth ("Sri") Srinivasan D.C. Circuit NOMINATED 6/11/12, Hearing 4/10/13 CONFIRMED 97-0 5/23/2013

 

Caitlin Halligan D.C. Circuit 54-45 and 51-41 votes (short of 60 needed to end filibuster) WITHDRAWN


Robert Bacharach Tenth Circuit: FILIBUSTERED 56-34 7/30/12 CONFIRMED 93-0 2/25/13

Andrew Hurwitz Ninth Circuit CONFIRMED 6/12/12 after 60-31 vote to end filibuster

Goodwin Liu Ninth Circuit FILIBUSTERED & WITHDRAWN; confirmed to CA Supreme Court

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Editorials and Opinion

 

Editorial: Chesapeake Bay needs the EPA (Virginian-Pilot, 04/21/14)

Editorial: Running Out of Time (New York Times, 04/21/14)

Editorial: Wisconsin needs ambitious clean energy goal (Wisconsin State Journal, 04/20/14)

Editorial: Fighting pollution from coal (Daily Review [Towanda, PA], 04/18/14)


 

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