December 10, 2013


First Judge Confirmed Under New Filibuster Rules

"A divided U.S. Senate confirmed Washington lawyer Patricia Millett to serve on a powerful U.S. appeals court, the first Obama administration nominee to receive approval since Democrats last month made controversial changes to Senate rules," the Wall Street Journal reports.

"The 56-38 vote showed partisan divisions remain deep after Democrats changed rules to eliminate filibusters on most nominations. The move came after Republicans blocked votes on Ms. Millett and two other nominees for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, considered one of the nation's most influential because it considers lawsuits challenging major federal rules and regulations."










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