Filibuster Vote Spells D.C. Circuit Changes

Democratic nominees would enjoy a 7-4 advantage on the key court.

, The National Law Journal


The Senate's historic vote to end minority party filibusters of most judicial nominees means three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will likely win approval.

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  • Pancho

    Too bad they didn't do it before Caitlin Harrigan removed her name from consideration after 2 1/2 years of stalling by Republician senators. This should mitigate the log jam in the D.C. Circuit.

    Now maybe Janice Rogers Brown won't get so many cases. That would be a relief.

  • Anonymous

    “historic vote”; “compelling Democrats to turn to the so-called 'nuclear option'".

    Kind words. If Republicans had changed the filibuster rules, we would likely be reading about a “partisan vote” “by Republicans turning to the unprecedented nuclear option.”

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