Senate Confirms Obama's 2nd Pick To DC Circ.

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 3:54 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate confirmed Cornelia T.L. “Nina” Pillard as a judge for the D.C. Circuit in an early Thursday morning vote, making her the second of three candidates picked by President Barack Obama for the powerful appellate court to be confirmed this week.

Operating under new filibuster rules derided by Senate Republicans, the Senate confirmed Pillard, a Georgetown Law professor, to the D.C. Circuit in a 51-44 vote that took place just before 1 a.m. on Thursday. Pillard’s confirmation comes two days after the Senate confirmed Patricia...
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