From left: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speaks on May 18, 2011, with judicial nominee Goodwin Liu and Sens. Diane Feinstein, California Democrat, and Daniel Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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From left: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speaks on May 18, 2011, with judicial nominee Goodwin Liu and Sens. Diane Feinstein, California Democrat, and Daniel Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)