Pa. Judge Nominees Shut Out Of Senate Hearing

Law360, New York (February 26, 2016, 8:53 PM EST) -- Two judges the president nominated for Pennsylvania federal court vacancies will keep waiting for a date in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, after they were left off a March hearing list despite pressure from the state's Republican U.S. senator, Pat Toomey, to confirm them.

As of Friday, the names of Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court Judge John Younge and Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Robert Colville do not appear on a list of judges set to appear before the committee on March 3, despite Toomey’s insistence in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, last...

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