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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
added Nov 23, 2013 13:31

[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

[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

[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.
added Nov 19, 2013 09:46

[District of Columbia] Leahy: Arguments of Convenience Block Judicial Appointments

When the vote fails to garner the supermajority needed to end the filibuster, as I expect it will, a majority of senators will need to confront the escalating need to change the Senate rules that the minority have abused for too long.
added Nov 18, 2013 13:17

[District of Columbia] Senate Sets Third Round in D.C. Circuit Fight

The Senate will vote on the nomination of Robert Wilkins to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit next week, when he is expected to be blocked by Republicans who say the key appeals court doesn't need any more judges.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Nov 16, 2013 21:44

[District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia] E-cigarettes gain attention in schools amid rise in popularity

E-cigarettes are beginning to show up in the hallways of the nation's middle schools and high schools. Just as health officials have begun to debate their potential dangers and school districts have started to pay attention to them, educators are grapplin
Washington Post
added Nov 15, 2013 01:57

[District of Columbia] Senate Blocks Cornelia Pillard's Nomination to D.C. Circuit

The Senate on Tuesday evening blocked Georgetown law professor Cornelia "Nina" Pillard's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, further solidifying the stalemate over President Obama's picks for the key federal appeals court.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Nov 13, 2013 19:48

[District of Columbia] New FDA rules could impact e-cigarette market

Organizations such as the tobacco association and the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association, which lobbies for e-cigarette manufacturers, said regulation of electronic cigarettes should be in a different category than that of tobacco cigarettes, sinc
CBS MarketWatch
added Nov 11, 2013 15:51

[District of Columbia] Advocates press regulatory case for e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarette manufacturers and advocates are out in force on Capitol Hill this week as the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association stages its first-ever “Day on the Hill” lobbying drive. Reporter Nathan Porter sat down with SFATA Executive Dire
Washington Times
added Nov 8, 2013 20:43
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