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Robert Wilkins

D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Confirmed January 13, 2014


On January 13, 2014, a Senate party-line 55-43 vote confirmed Robert Wilkins to fill the final D.C. Circuit vacancy. This followed a change in the Senate filibuster rule to allow a majority vote to end a filibuster of lower court nominees, tand he Senate voted of 55 YES to 38 NO to 1 Present, on January 9, 2014 to invoke cloture- reversing the 2013 vote by which cloture failed on the nomination of U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins to fill the third and final vacancy on the critically important 11 seat D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.  The Senate Judiciary Committee held a September 11, 2013 hearing on Judge Wilkins' D.C. Circuit nomination, and approved him on an October 31, 2013 Committee vote.

On June 4, 2013, President Obama nominated Cornelia "Nina" Pillard, Patricia Millett, and U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins to fill three vacancies on the critically important 11 seat D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

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