Skip Navigation
Judging the Environment judicial nominations photo

A project tracking federal judicial nominations and courts.


Louis Butler, Jr. (W.D. Wis.)

Returned to President December 17, 2011

As explained in a Judging the Environment Letter to the Editor:

Glenn Sugameli: Ron Johnson still blocking OK for judges (Capital Times (WI), 12/30/11)
Letter: "Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson is the “only freshman GOP senator blocking own state’s judicial nominees.” Indeed, with the support of other freshmen Republican senators from five states, the Senate has confirmed all 10 of the other nominees for judgeships that President Obama re-submitted after the senators were elected. In contrast, despite nonpartisan and bipartisan criticism, Johnson blocked Senate hearings for Victoria Nourse (7th Circuit Court of Appeals) and Louis Butler (Western District of Wisconsin), and forced the nominations to be returned to the president.

gavel icon See all letters for this nominee

gavel icon See all senators' statements for this nominee

gavel icon See all news stories about this nominee

gavel icon See all editorials and commentary about this nominee