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Senate Republicans Block Third Nominee to D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

On Monday, Senate Republicans successfully blocked Judge Robert Wilkins' nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, bringing to a head the fight between the Obama administration and conservatives over the future of the second most powerful court in the country.

On Monday, Senate Republicans successfully blocked Judge Robert Wilkins’ nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, bringing to a head the fight between the Obama administration and conservatives over the future of the second most powerful court in the country.

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Republicans Filibuster Patricia Millett Nomination to D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

The vote is the fist since Senate Democrats reformed filibuster rules and marks the beginning of a push back against Republican obstructionism.

Senate Republicans filibuster a centrist judicial candidate, successfully blocking the second woman nominated by President Obama to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Will Democrats Sacrifice the Nina Pillard Nomination to ‘Save’ the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals?

Nina Pillard, in an interview with the American Constitution Society.

Republicans double-down on threats to filibuster President Obama’s judicial nominees. Will Senate Democrats fight back?

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Republicans Aren’t Just Playing Games on Judicial Nominations—They’re Coming for the Whole Court

Republicans see an opportunity to capture the second most powerful court in the country—the D.C. Circuit—and they are going for it.

Republicans see an opportunity to capture the second most powerful court in the country—the D.C. Circuit—and they are going for it.

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Conservative Lawmakers Look to Sink Another Female Nominee to the Federal Bench

Senate Republicans made it clear they'll do whatever it takes to keep Georgetown Law Professor Nina Pillard of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals (above).

Republican senators have made it clear they’ll do whatever it takes to keep Georgetown law professor Nina Pillard off the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Republicans Continue to Play Games With Judicial Nominations

Why do Republicans think such a political tactic will work to get pro-choicers to stop caring about abortion rights?

Sri Srinivasan’s judicial nomination to the D.C. Court of Appeals looks like it will move forward, but it’s not clear if that nomination will be a win for progressives. Unfortunately, the process is so broken that there’s no good way to tell.

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With a Common Link of Violence, Anti-Choice Lobby Joins With NRA to Block Caitlin Halligan

A ruling Friday finds conversations between Angel Dillard and Scott Roeder are confidential because Dillard was acting as a minister to Roeder in prison.

The failed nomination of Caitlin Halligan brought to attention the shared interests between anti-choice groups and the NRA.

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