Senate Won't End Debate Over 10th Circ. Judicial Nomination

Law360, Los Angeles (July 30, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate blocked a bid Monday to end debate over the nomination of an Oklahoma federal judge to serve on the Tenth Circuit, following Republican opposition to appointing judicial nominees in the months leading up to November's presidential election.

In a 56-34 vote, mostly along party lines, the Senate denied a motion to invoke cloture on the debate over the nomination of U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert E. Bacharach to the Tenth Circuit. Judge Bacharach, who has served in the Western District of Oklahoma since 1999,...
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