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

marking the final step in an aggressive push from the White House and Senate Democrats to leave a mark on a key federal appeals court. President Barack Obama in June simultaneously nominated Wilkins and two other lawyers—Patricia Millett and Cornelia Pil
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Jan 14, 2014 15:59
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[District of Columbia] INADMISSIBLE: D.C. Circuit Pick Advances, Others Lag

So far, only one of President Obama's judicial nominations has a clear path to confirmation — U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins, to a key Washington federal appeals court. Wilkins' nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was held o
National Law Journal
added Jan 13, 2014 07:47
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[District of Columbia] Robert Wilkins’ D.C. Circuit Confirmation Vote Set for Monday

The Senate is expected to confirm U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins to a key Washington federal appeals court Monday afternoon. The Senate voted 55-38 on Thursday to advance the nomination of Wilkins to a final vote. Wilkins was one of three of Obama's
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Jan 12, 2014 05:32
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[District of Columbia] Judicial Nominees Start Over in Senate

The White House re-nominated 54 of them Monday, and now they must start the confirmation process back at the Senate Judiciary Committee. The nominees won't have to redo questionnaires or their confirmation hearings. But Republicans, stripped of their abi
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Jan 7, 2014 16:29
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[District of Columbia] Library of Congress Union Scores Win for Smokers

Union leaders for one of the largest employers on the Capitol campus notched a win this month, after spending half the year in a contentious workplace dispute about where smokers should be allowed to light up. Under the terms of an arbitrator's Dec. 11
Roll Call
added Dec 20, 2013 19:00
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[District of Columbia] Senate Moves on Judicial, Executive Confirmations

Working nearly around the clock, the Senate has confirmed a slate of non-controversial judicial and executive nominees in an end-of-the year push to finish legislative business. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says more confirmation votes will
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Dec 13, 2013 16:19
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[District of Columbia] Nina Pillard, Georgetown Law Professor, Confirmed to D.C. Circuit

The Senate confirmed Georgetown University Law Center professor Cornelia "Nina" Pillard to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit early this morning, amid escalating political bickering over a rules change that allowed for the vote.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Dec 13, 2013 02:21
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[District of Columbia] Senate Prepares to Vote on Second D.C. Circuit Nominee

The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on the confirmation of Georgetown law professor Cornelia "Nina" Pillard for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Dec 11, 2013 14:28
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[District of Columbia] Senate Confirms Patricia Millett to D.C. Circuit

The Senate voted 56-38 to confirm Millett, a co-leader of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's appellate and U.S. Supreme Court practice, to fill one of three vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The close vote wasn't a reflection on
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Dec 10, 2013 17:05
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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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