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William James Haynes II

Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Withdrawn April 1, 2009


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William J. Haynes, II

On September 29, 2003, President George W. Bush nominated William James Haynes II to the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.  The president renominated Haynes February 14, 2005.  On August 3, 2006, Haynes' nomination was returned to the President, under the provisions of Senate Rules XXXI paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of Senate.  President Bush renominated Haynes on September 5, 2006.  The Senate Judiciary Committee then returned his nomination to the President on September 29, 2006.  President Bush renominated Haynes November 15, 2006.  Haynes' failed nomination was returned to the President on December 9, 2006.  On January 9, 2007, Haynes, along with court of appeals nominees William Myers and Terrence Boyle asked the President to withdraw their nominations.

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

President Bush Sends Americans a Valentine's Day Message of Confrontation and Divisiveness (02/14/05)
Former mining lobbyist re-nominated to lifetime post

Bush Announces Plans to Renominate Blocked Judicial Candidates (12/23/04)
President chooses path of confrontation and gridlock

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