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Robert Wilkins

Senate Completes Overhaul Of Key Appeals Court

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed one of President Barack Obama's key judicial nominees. The confirmation of Robert Wilkins to the U.S. Cou...

Nuking Obstruction: This Could Be the Start of Something Big

Nan Aron | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Democrats needed to act, and they did. The threshold for ending debate is now a simple majority and not a super-majority. It was an astonishing and historic moment.

Senate to D.C. Circuit Nominees: It's Not You, It's Me

Peg Perl | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Peg Perl

By nominating individuals to fill seats already vacant on that court, President Obama (like President Bush before him who had four nominees confirmed to fill vacant seats on the D.C. Circuit) is merely fulfilling his constitutional duty.

Republicans Block Another Obama Nominee

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Monday blocked the nomination of Robert L. Wilkins, a District Court judge in Washington, from filling one o...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Democrats Eye Filibuster Reform As GOP Blocks Another Obama Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans filibustered President Barack Obama's third and final nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Mo...

Jennifer Bendery

Top Obama Judicial Nominee Clears Committee As Senate Readies For Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The third and final of President Barack Obama's nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit passed the Senate Judiciary C...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Inches Closer To Major Battle Over Obama's Judicial Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is inching closer to a knock-down, drag-out fight over confirming nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Senator Tries To Trick Obama Nominee Into Bashing Other Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) tried to get D.C. Circuit court nominee Robert Wilkins to criticize statements made by another of President...