Obama Says DC Circ. Nominees Deserve Up Or Down Votes

Law360, Los Angeles (June 4, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP lawyer Patricia Ann Millett, Georgetown law professor Cornelia T.L. Pillard and U.S. District Judge Robert L. Wilkins to the D.C. Circuit and demanded that Senate Republicans grant them up or down votes.

Obama said twice at the press briefing that his judicial nominees have waited three times as long to receive congressional confirmation because of “unprecedented” delays by the GOP. He said that senators have a constitutional duty to promptly consider the three...
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