Ex-Weil Atty's DC Circ. Nomination Again Blocked By GOP

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 2:03 PM EST) -- Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked former Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP lawyer Caitlin Halligan's nomination to the D.C. Circuit, filibustering Halligan for the second time as Republicans said her so-called activist views are inappropriate for the bench.

A vote to close debate on Halligan's nomination passed by a 51-41 vote, falling short of the 60 votes needed to break a Republican filibuster, and echoing a 2011 vote that passed in a 54-45 split. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was the only Republican who voted yes, same as...
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