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Senate Confirms Two New Judges, as Obama Makes Two Judicial Nominations

The Senate confirmed two new district court judges Monday afternoon, about the same time President Barack Obama announced two new nominees for district court benches in New York and California. The Senate confirmed John Tharp Jr. to be district judge...
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Senate Confirms Gay Nominee to Federal Bench in 91-6 Vote

LGBT / Gay : Towleroad (3 years ago)

Gay nominee Michael Fitzgerald has been confirmed as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in a Senate vote of 91-6. The vote follows months of obstruction of 17 judicial nominees by Senate Republ... Read Post

President Obama Has Now Quadrupled The Number Of Openly Gay Judges On The Federal Bench

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

Earlier this afternoon, the Senate confirmed Judge Michael Fitzgerald to a federal court in California by a 91-6 vote. Fitzgerald is President Obama’s fourth openly gay nominee to the federal courts, although one of these four nomin... Read Post

Dozens of Judicial Nominees Start Over in Senate

Industries / Law : The Blog of LegalTimes (last year)

Only one of President Barack Obama's judicial nominations has a clear path to Senate confirmation this year—U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins, nominated to a key Washington federal appeals court. Wilkins' nomination last year to th... Read Post

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