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Senate confirms IA federal judge: What about 17 other Committee approved district judges? (09/10/12)
Both Sen. Patrick Leahy and Sen. Patrick Toomey are correct. Only senseless partisan obstruction by Senate Republicans could still prevent confirming all the Committee-approved nominees.

Senate Republican Blockade of 21 Judicial Nominees Worsens Vacancy Crisis (12/17/11)
“Once again, U.S. Senate Republicans have unjustifiably blocked a decades-old tradition of clearing pending judicial nominees before leaving town.

Anti-Environmental Judicial Nominee Myers Withdraws (01/09/07)
Bi-partisan Senate action and environmental concerns defeated 9th Circuit nominee

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

Judicial Nominee Push Ignores Bipartisan Agreement (09/13/06)
Renominated William Myers could get committee vote tomorrow

Brown Confirmation Deals Heavy Blow to Environmental Protections (06/08/05)
Vote puts Justice Brown in a position to undermine public health & conservation laws

Senate Compromise Preserves Independent Courts, Protects Environment (05/23/05)
Anti-environmentalist William Myers remains blocked

National Conservation & Native American Groups Oppose the “Nuclear Option” (04/28/05)
Changing the rules for judicial nominees would undermine environmental protections

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