Senate OKs Conn. Federal Judge, Advances Ark. Nominee

Law360, Washington (February 24, 2014, 8:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to confirm a Connecticut district court judge nominee and to end debate on an Arkansas judicial nominee, following holdups amid an ongoing dispute between the parties over President Barack Obama's legislative agenda and a Senate rule change.

Jeffrey A. Meyer, currently a law professor at the Quinnipiac University School of Law and visiting professor at Yale Law School, was confirmed to the District of Connecticut bench in a 91-2 vote Monday evening, after an 55-37 cloture vote earlier ended debate on...
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