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Peter D. Keisler

D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Returned to President January 2, 2009


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Peter D. Keisler

On June 29, 2006 President Bush nominated Peter D. Keisler to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit to fill Chief Justice John G. Roberts vacant seat.  On July 27, 2006, eight Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Senator Specter (R-PA) asking that a hearing on Keisler be postponed.  The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Peter Keisler on August 1, 2006.  His nomination was returned to the President on September 29, 2006.  President Bush renominated Keisler November 15, 2006.  Keisler's failed nomination was returned to the President on December 9, 2006.  Keisler was renominated by the President January 9, 2007.

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Bush Renominates Blocked Judicial Candidates (11/15/06)
President misses opportunity to follow through on bi-partisan pledge

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Executive Nominations Failed / Returned to the President
Executive Nominations Failed / Returned to the President from the U.S. Senate.