Dems 'Packing' DC Circ. With Akin Gump Atty, GOP Sens. Say

Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT) -- GOP lawmakers continued their attack Wednesday on President Barack Obama's D.C. Circuit nomination of an Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP appellate litigation expert, accusing their Democrat counterparts of "packing the court to reach preferred outcomes" by pushing for her confirmation.

In remarks emblematic of the stance Republicans took toward Patricia Millett during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, eschewed grilling her on her qualifications for the role, focusing instead on the lengthy history of exceptionally partisan conflict in reviewing...
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