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  • **FILE** This photo shows the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court in a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington on Oct. 8, 2010. Seated from left to right are: Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Standing, from left are: Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. (Associated Press)

    Obama falls behind on key federal court; faltering nominations set a dubious record

    President Obama's record on nominating federal judges lags behind those of his predecessors, and nowhere is his failure more glaring than on the prestigious U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.


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    GOP filibuster blocks key Obama judicial nominee

    Senate Republicans on Wednesday delivered another blow to President Obama's ability to fill high-level federal judicial openings, using a filibuster to block Caitlin Halligan's nomination for a seat on the influential D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.


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    Senate filibuster blocks court nominee

    Senate Republicans on Wednesday delivered another blow to President Obama's ability to fill high-level federal judicial openings, using a filibuster to block Caitlin Halligan's nomination for a seat on the influential D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.


  • ** FILE ** Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat. (Associated Press)

    Senate vote will reignite battles over judiciary nominees

    President Obama's effort to reshape the federal judiciary will enter a new phase of open warfare with Republican lawmakers Wednesday when the Senate votes on whether to break the filibuster of Caitlin Halligan's nomination for a seat on the prestigious D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.


  • **FILE** President Obama speaks about the "fiscal cliff" at the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington on Dec. 31, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Obama nominates 33 judicial picks, urges Senate to act

    After a lackluster record of nominating judges in his first term, President Obama greeted the 113th Congress on Thursday by renominating 33 judicial candidates who failed to be confirmed in the last Congress.


  • EDITORIAL: Detain this judicial nominee

    There are disturbing discrepancies in Senate testimony by D.C. federal appellate-court nominee Caitlin Halligan. If majority Democrats won't allow a full investigation, a Republican senator should put an indefinite hold on the nomination.


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