Senate GOP Tries To Block DC Circ. Nominee For 2nd Time

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 9:04 PM EDT) -- U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday attempted to once again block a judicial nominee to the D.C. Circuit, leaving former Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP appellate practice group head Caitlin Halligan in procedural limbo as the Senate seeks to head into recess.

When the Senate adjourns for more than 30 days, all judicial nominations are returned to the White House unless the Senate unanimously agrees to hold the nominees in status quo. For this recess, a Republican senator objected to holding Halligan, currently the general counsel for...
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