Will Texas Senators Help Delay 5th Circuit Judicial Nominee Gregg Costa?
Cornyn & Cruz should urge their GOP colleagues not to block a committee vote on a consensus nominee to fill a 5th Circuit judicial emergency.
Senate to Hold Cloture Votes on TN and AR Judicial Nominees
Early this week, the Senate is scheduled to hold cloture votes on four judicial nominees, including Timothy Brooks, nominee for the Western District of Arkansas and Pamela Reeves, nominee for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Brooks and Reeves have...
A Small, But Important, Step Towards Common Sense in Judicial Confirmation Process
Last week, in advance of a Senate Judiciary Committee vote on six Arizona district court nominees, senior legislative counsel Paul Gordon asked if Arizona Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain would be able to convince their Republican colleagues to...
Flake and McCain's Next Steps for AZ Nominees
Will Arizona's senators try to convince their GOP colleagues to eliminate the bottleneck of stalled nominees who are ahead of six Arizona nominees?
Grassley Says Every Senator Has Right to Vote on Nominees He Filibustered
After trying to block the Senate from holding confirmation votes, Grassley says each senator had a right to a recorded vote on those nominees.
Reid Calls Out Republicans on Obstruction of Judicial Nominees
On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) responded to Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) absurd claim that this Congress has done well in confirming judicial nominees. In fact, Republicans have not consented to even one judicial...
Rubio and Sessions Can Prevent Delay of Critical 11th Circuit Vote
Get ready. There’s more Republican obstruction on the way. The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote on 11th Circuit nominee Robin S. Rosenbaum for this Thursday, which is an important step forward in the fight to address our...
Vander Plaats: Marriage Equality 'Runs Contrary to Liberty,' Defies Declaration of Independence
Iowa Republican gadfly Bob Vander Plaats attacked Rand Paul on yesterday’s Steve Deace program over the Kentucky senator’s silence on a federal court ruling striking down his state’s same-sex marriage ban. Vander Plaats, head of...
Senate to Vote Today on Four Federal District Court Nominees
The Senate is scheduled to vote to end filibusters and then to confirm four federal district court nominees tonight and tomorrow morning, two for the Northern District of California, one for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and one for the District...
Will McCain and Flake Let GOP Obstruct AZ Nominees?
Flake and McCain should not let their GOP colleagues needlessly delay a committee vote on nominees to fill six judicial emergencies in Arizona.