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Senate approves Obama judicial nominee

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 10, 2013 at 10:58 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Majority Democrats in the Senate won approval Tuesday for one of President Barack Obama’s key judicial nominees, the first of his picks to win confirmation since they weakened the chamber’s filibuster rules.

Senators voted 56-38 to approve Washington lawyer Patricia Millett to join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the nation’s second most powerful court.

Obama praised Millett’s confirmation in a statement released by the White House, saying her nearly three dozen arguments before the Supreme Court are the second most ever by a female attorney.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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AmericasDoomed says... December 10, 2013 at 11:48 a.m.

I very much look forward to the day that the liberals in the Senate have their change of filibuster rules used against them. They'll cry like the babies that they are.

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BillSmithFreeSpiritMan says... December 10, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.

By then we will have equalized some of the courts in the country from the right wing appointments of GWB. Have a nice day you can not do anything about it.

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HotSpringsLawyer says... December 10, 2013 at 12:19 p.m.

Presidents get to appoint the judges, whichever party they are in. All the Senate can do is block them, and they should only do that in exceptional cases, not just for general partisan reasons.

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80Redux says... December 10, 2013 at 1:18 p.m.

Like Bork, right?

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BillSmithFreeSpiritMan says... December 10, 2013 at 1:34 p.m.

Bork, = exceptional case

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SurferDuuuude says... December 10, 2013 at 2:33 p.m.

Millett = exceptional case.
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Hey America'sDoomed - Don't count on Republicans to return the disfavor to the Democrats. As a whole Republicans are highly principled and respectful of institutions and the Rule of Law. Don't be surprised in a few years if Republicans take back the Senate they immediately restore the rule of 60 that has existed for specific purpose for many decades.
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Liberals only cry like babies when offered a real job or being mugged. And nothing flips a liberal to conservatism like a good mugging.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... December 10, 2013 at 3:41 p.m.

Hey! Any Judge can be had no matter how well protect. Just ask Chief Justice Robbers.

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HotSpringsLawyer says... December 10, 2013 at 5:53 p.m.

Supreme Court justices historically have a pesky tendency to follow the law and their consciences after they are appointed, no matter who appointed them.

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djigoo says... December 10, 2013 at 6:03 p.m.

Again...look at who this pi$$es off. That tells us it's a good thing.

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NoUserName says... December 10, 2013 at 6:14 p.m.

Goo, do you ever add ANYTHING constructive to a thread? Seriously.

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