Author Topic: Powerful D.C. Circuit Court has Democratic majority bench for first time since Reagan  (Read 255 times)

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http://washingtonexaminer.com/d.c.-circuit-court-has-democratic-majority-bench-for-first-time-in-27-years/article/2540439

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, considered the nation's second-most influential court behind the Supreme Court, now tilts Democratic, thanks to the Senate's new filibuster rules.

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Obama's nominee Patricia Ann Millett to the appeals court, a long-delayed move that brings the bench's judicial lineup to nine — with five judges appointed by Democratic presidents and four by Republicans.

Millett, who was confirmed 56-38, will be just the sixth woman to serve on the court in its 120-year history.

"Patricia Millett has risen through the ranks of government and private practice to earn a place among the best appellate practitioners in the country," said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who ushered her nomination from the committee to the Senate floor.

And with the Senate expected in the coming days to confirm Obama's final two nominees to the 11-member bench, the court is poised to have a solid 7-4 Democratic majority.


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“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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who could have seen this coming after harry went nuclear? /s

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Its very important because its involved in the federal decision making of the agencies in Washington DC. Many judges currently in the Supreme Court came from the D.C appellate court
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Yep and that is why despite all the negative fallout and repercussions harry still opted to go nuclear


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