With the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals fight over for now, focus shifts to other key vacancies.
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.
Senate Democrats finally decided to do something about Republican obstruction of judicial nominations.
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.
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.
Republicans double-down on threats to filibuster President Obama’s judicial nominees. Will Senate Democrats fight back?