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20 Nov 2009 10:30


U.S.: Obama judicial appointee gets through the Senate gridlock

  • 10 months for David Hamilton to finally get the nod source

17 Nov 2009 21:10


Politics: Senate Democrats break a filibuster over a judicial candidate

  • Now if only they can do this with the health care bill. The Democrats have a 60-vote supermajority in the Senate, but you wouldn’t know it by the way that Indiana Judge David Hamilton’s nomination to a federal appeals court has languished. Eight months after he was first nominated (and four months after he cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee), a filibuster blocking a vote on Hamilton was finally broken today. We look forward to how the Democrats handle the health care bill. source