Obama Nominee Moves Forward After GOP Hold Forces Dems To Take Anti-Filibuster Measure

07/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • The Washington Independant

On Monday, nearly four months after President Obama nominated Harold Koh to become legal adviser to the State Department, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed cloture and moved his nomination to the floor. Confirming the dean of Yale Law School to a powerful but usually uncontroversial position had proven harder than either his supporters or his detractors could have expected.

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