In a party-line vote Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Nina Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. But prior to the vote, Republicans made it clear they are not done fighting President Obama’s judicial nominees.
One of President Obama’s judicial nominees cleared an important hurdle Thursday, but the question remains whether Senate Republicans will filibuster a final vote.
Pointing out gender stereotypes in abstinence-only curricula got law professor Nina Pillard, who was nominated to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, in trouble with the Senate Judiciary Committee, but it’s something we should talk about more often.
Republicans see an opportunity to capture the second most powerful court in the country—the D.C. Circuit—and they are going for it.