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Carolyn B. Kuhl

Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Withdrawn December 23, 2004

Carolyn B. Kuhl

In the first term of his presidency, George W. Bush nominated California state trial judge Carolyn Kuhl to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. On May 8, 2003, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted 10-9 to send the nomination to the full Senate.  On November 14, 2003, the Senate failed to end debate as the 53-43 vote [See vote details] fell seven short of the 60 that would be needed to force a vote on trial judge Kuhl's nomination. On Dec. 23, 2004, California state trial judge Carolyn Kuhl announced her withdrawal from consideration for renomination to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 23, 2004.

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Environmental Groups Oppose Nominations of Three Extreme Judicial Nominees Scheduled for Senate Votes (11/13/03)
Environmental Opposition to Three Appeals Court Nominees: Janice Rogers Brown, Carolyn Kuhl, Priscilla Owen

Committee to Vote on Anti-Environmental, Lifetime Judicial Nominee Carolyn Kuhl (05/07/03)
Earthjustice, thirteen other national conservation groups announce formal opposition

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