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Miguel Estrada

D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Withdrawn September 4, 2003


On March 6, 2003, the Senate failed to end debate, as the 55-44 vote fell five short of the 60 that would be needed to cut off an ongoing filibuster against Miguel Estrada's Nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 10-9 vote on January 30, 2003.  Estrada's nomination was withdrawn on September 4, 2003.

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Miguel Estrada Withdraws from D.C. Circuit Court Nomination (09/04/03)
Move seen as a victory for environmental protections

Senate refuses to end debate on Miguel Estrada (06/06/03)
Statement by Glenn Sugameli regarding the 6/6/03 cloture vote on DC Circuit Nominee Miguel Estrada

Estrada and the Environment (05/05/03)
Senators, national conservation groups cite environment as reason to oppose nominee to key court

Earthjustice Opposes Miguel Estrada for Lifetime DC Circuit Post (01/30/03)
Senate Judiciary Committee to Vote This Week

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