Obama To Pick Akin Gump Atty, 2 Others For DC Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (June 3, 2013, 9:51 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama plans to nominate Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP lawyer Patricia Ann Millett, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Wilkins and Georgetown Law Professor Cornelia T.L. Pillard to the D.C. Circuit, according to a Monday news report.

The president will announce his nomination of the three candidates Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.

The nominations could face strong resistance in the U.S. Senate, where Republicans blocked Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP lawyer Caitlin Halligan's bid for the D.C. Circuit for nearly 2 1/2...
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