Akin Gump Partner Moves 1 Step Closer To DC Circ.

Law360, New York (August 1, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday narrowly advanced the nomination of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP partner Patricia Millett for a seat on the D.C. Circuit, as Republican members continued to argue that additional appointments were unnecessary.

In an executive business meeting, the judiciary committee voted 10-8 along party lines to approve the nomination, which will now head to the Senate floor for debate.

“The D.C. Circuit decides some of the most important cases in our nation, with significant impact on the lives of...
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