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Caitlin Halligan

D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Withdrawn March 22, 2013


On Jan. 3, 2013, President Obama again renominated Caitlin Halligan to the D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.  Once again, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary gave Halligan its highest rating: unanimously Well Qualified.   On Feb. 14, the Judiciary Committee again approved Halligan’s nomination, with South Carolina GOP U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham voting “pass” (a significant change from 2011 when he voted “No”).
 
On March 6, 2013 a majority of the Senate voted 51-41 (short of the 60 votes needed) to end a filibuster of Halligan's nomination to one of four empty seats on the 11 judge D.C. Circuit.
 
Halligan's nomination has received broad support from newspaper Editorial boardsCommentators, and letters from prominent law enforcement individuals and organizations, women's groups, and others, including a joint letter from Miguel Estrada and 20 other prominent attorneys expressed "enthusiastic support."
 
On June 11, 2012, President Obama renominated Caitlin Halligan to the D.C. Circuit, along with first-time nominee Sri Srinivasan.  President Obama nominated Caitlin Halligan to the D.C. Circuit on September 29, 2010, and renominated her on January 5, 2011. 
 
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy delivered a supportive Statement at Halligan's February 2nd hearing, and on March 10, 2011 the Committee approved her nomination on a 10-8 vote.  
 
On December 6, 2011, a majority of the Senate voted 54-45 (short of the 60 votes needed) to end a filibuster of Halligan's nomination to one of three empty seats on the 11 judge D.C. Circuit.

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