Senate Advances Dechert Atty's 3rd Circ. Nomination

Law360, Washington (June 26, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday advanced Dechert LLP partner and white collar defense specialist Cheryl A. Krause to fill an opening on the Third Circuit bench, voting to end debate on her nomination.

Senators voted 57-39 to invoke cloture on Krause's nomination, mainly along party lines, reflecting an ongoing protest by Republican senators over aspects of the executive nomination process. A final vote on whether to confirm her to the appeals court is likely to occur after the Independence Day holiday weekend, with Congress not in session on Friday or for the week of the holiday.

She won the backing of...

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