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Latest Robert Wilkins Items
Thanks to her son Robert, Joyce Wilkins has had a close look at the U.S. Senate confirmation process for federal judges.
A second-degree murder trial from 2004 has ended in a mistrial for a second time within seven months. This time, two weather delays were the culprits, keeping the Calcasieu Parish jury from hearing any testimony.
The Supreme Court is refereeing a politically charged dispute between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans over the president's power to temporarily fill high-level positions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday advanced a key judicial nominee of President Barack Obama, an appointment that would complete a sweeping overhaul of the nation's second most powerful court.
Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Nina Pillard to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. That party-line vote followed the committee's hearing earlier this month on District Judge Robert Wilkins' nomination to the D.C. Circuit, the committee's party-line vote in favor of Patty Millett's nomination in August, and the Senate's confirmation of the D.C. Circuit's newest judge, Sri Srinivasan, in May. If this sounds like an unusual flurry of activity for one tiny court, that's because President Obama has made tilting the court's political balance a high priority for his second term.
Give him the max — that's the call from plenty of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s former constituents, who would like the judge to sentence him to the full four years of jail time for his admitted campaign spending improprieties while he was a congressman.