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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

Pamela Harris (4th Circuit) nominated on May 8, 2014, Committee vote July 17, 2014.
The Senate finally confirmed Ronnie L. White (E.D. Mo.) on July 16, 2014 on a 53-44 vote hours after a 54-43 cloture vote ended a filibuster.
Ninth Circuit nominees confirmed John B. Owens (56-43 on March 31, 2014) and Michelle T. Friedland (51-40 on April 28, 2014).

D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Fully staffed- finally
 
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Caitlin Halligan D.C. Circuit 54-45 and 51-41 votes (short of 60 needed to end filibuster) WITHDRAWN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Goodwin Liu Ninth Circuit FILIBUSTERED & WITHDRAWN; confirmed to CA Supreme Court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

 

No Winners, Only Losers, When it Comes to Judicial Vacancies (Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, 07/21/14)

Editorial: Bison talks must stay cooperative (Bozeman Daily Chonicle [MT], 07/18/14)

Eagle editorial: Prairie chicken plan misguided (Wichita Eagle [KS] , 07/18/14)


 

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