Senate Leaders Put Off Judicial Votes To Focus On Jobs Bill

Law360, New York (March 14, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT) -- In a last-minute deal to avoid both a forced vote on 17 federal district judicial nominees and a prolonged filibuster, Senate leaders agreed Wednesday to move on immediately to a jobs bill that both parties have supported and to vote for 14 judicial nominees by May.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced on the Senate floor that they had reached a compromise two days after Reid announced that he had filed cloture on 17 of the 22 filibustered...
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