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[District of Columbia] Senate Confirms Patricia Millett to D.C. Circuit

Patricia Millett's confirmation today to a key federal appeals court in Washington marked the start of a new streamlined approach to judicial nominations on Capitol Hill. The move also marked the beginning of a period of change at the court—and at the app
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Dec 10, 2013 12:58
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[District of Columbia] Senate approves Patricia Millett for D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

The Senate voted 56-38 on Tuesday to approve Patricia Millett's nomination to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, generally viewed as the second-most powerful court in the United States after the Supreme Court.
Politico
added Dec 10, 2013 12:53
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[District of Columbia] Q&A: What Makes the D.C. Circuit So Special?

They will publish their findings in an article for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy on Dec. 3, entitled "The Jurisdiction of the D.C. Circuit." The National Law Journal caught up with one of the authors, Eric Fraser, an associate at Osborn Ma
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Nov 30, 2013 01:04
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[District of Columbia] Leahy: Arguments of Convenience Block Judicial Appointments

As chairman of the Judiciary Com­mittee, I am especially concerned with how Republican obstruction is damaging our ability to fulfill our constitutional responsibility of advice and consent. The Senate has a unique responsibility to ensure that the judi
Law.com
added Nov 25, 2013 10:32
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[District of Columbia] Filibuster Vote Spells D.C. Circuit Changes

means three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will likely win approval. Their appointments could reshape the dynamic of a key appellate bench as major federal regulatory issues unfold. In the weeks leading to the Nov. 21 decision
Law.com
added Nov 25, 2013 08:00
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[District of Columbia] Lobbyists clash over proposed e-cigarette restrictions in D.C.

Tobacco industry lobbyists and public health advocates battled it out Thursday in a D.C. Council committee chamber over whether the city should restrict electronic cigarettes from all of the same places that it bans those rolled with tobacco. In the abs
Washington Post
added Nov 23, 2013 14:01
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[District of Columbia] Senate Changes Rules, Curbs Power to Filibuster

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a written statement that obstruction "is damaging our ability to fulfill the Senate's unique constitutional responsibility of advice and consent to ensure that the judicial b
Law.com
added Nov 23, 2013 13:31
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[District of Columbia] Senate Changes Rules, Curbs Power to Filibuster

The Senate today invoked the so-called "nuclear option" ... Senate immediately voted 55-43 (with two senators voting present) to advance the nomination of Patricia Millett,
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Nov 22, 2013 10:33
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[District of Columbia] Senate Blocks Robert Wilkins' Nomination to D.C. Circuit

Republicans have thwarted all three of President Obama's nominees to the key federal appeals court. As expected, the nomination of Wilkins failed to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster. The Senate voted 53-38, meaning that the nom
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Nov 19, 2013 10:00
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[District of Columbia] Obama to Fight for D.C. Circuit Nominees ($$)

President Obama does not intend to "just sit idly by" as Republicans continue to thwart his administration's three picks for a key federal appeals court in Washington, senior White House officials said Monday.
Law.com
added Nov 19, 2013 09:46
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