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Senate Republicans successfully blocked a host of President Obama’s judicial nominees. Now Senate Democrats are helping advance a judge hand-picked by Republicans. Why?
Despite a change to Senate rules designed to speed along judicial nominations, Republicans appear ready to pick up 2014 where they left off 2013: obstructing nominees.
The vote is the first since Senate Democrats reformed filibuster rules and marks the beginning of a pushback against Republican obstructionism.
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.
Even with a packed docket, the Roberts Court could find room to take up important cases on pregnant workers’ rights as well as a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.
Unlike many of President Obama’s other federal court nominees, Todd Hughes’ nomination has proceeded smoothly.
This week in legal news: the bad policy and law behind admitting privileges restrictions, and Republicans’ obstructionism on judicial nominees becomes transparently misogynistic.
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.
So far, conservatives have defined the terms of the debate over the next Supreme Court nominee, while liberals have been left to defend against charges of coded language and hidden agendas.