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Senate Judicial Nominations

Elizabeth Warren Has Had It With Mitch McConnell's 'Petty' Behavior

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) accused Republicans of pure political obstruction of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees Wedne...

It's Not Just The Supreme Court. Republicans Are Screwing Lots Of Other Courts Too.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It sucks to be Merrick Garland right now. He was nominated to the job of his life -- Supreme Court justice -- and Republicans won't even...

One Of The Biggest Losers Of 2015 Was An Entire Branch Of Government

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are some obvious candidates for biggest losers of 2015. Planet Earth. Bill Cosby. The Dallas Cowboys. But one that belongs on that...

Mitch McConnell Will Finally Let Some Judges Get Confirmed. Next Year.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a dismal year of federal judicial confirmations, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is ready to let a handful of nomin...

Pat Toomey Is Holding Up His Own Judicial Nominees. Again.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was just July when Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) was raving about the four judicial nominees he recommended to President Barack Obama. "I a...

Marco Rubio Is Blocking His Own Judicial Nominee

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) keeps taking heat for skipping out on his Senate duties while he's out on the presidential campaign trail. But...

Senate Gets Around To Filling Court Vacancy After 1,069 Days

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It took them nearly three years to do it, but the Senate on Monday confirmed a desperately needed judge for the U.S. District Court for ...

Federal Judges Are Burned Out, Overworked And Wondering Where Congress Is

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was Labor Day weekend and Lawrence O'Neill desperately wanted to get out of town for some downtime with his wife. His mini-vacation d...

GOP Is Confirming Judges At The Slowest Rate In 60 Years

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are confirming federal judges at the slowest rate in more than 60 years, fueling a "politically motivated vacancy cri...

Jennifer Bendery

Fate Of Obama's Judicial Nominees Unclear Under GOP-Controlled Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the most unpredictable outcomes of a GOP takeover of the Senate, which is looking likely, is the fate of President Barack Obama's...

Jennifer Bendery

Elizabeth Warren To Obama: Stop Putting Forward So Many Corporate Judicial Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House regularly boasts about the diversity of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees. Just this week, it launched a new we...

GOP Begins Blockade On Judges

Roll Call | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

With less than four and a half months until Election Day, Senate Republicans are shutting off the bipartisan spigot when it comes to confirming Presid...