Senate Panel Advances 4 Federal Judges, Hints At Floor Votes

By Michael Macagnone (June 16, 2016, 12:51 PM EDT) -- The Senate's Judiciary Committee advanced the nominations for two district judges for Louisiana, one for Indiana and one for the Seventh Circuit Thursday, in the first committee votes on judicial nominees since May.

The panel advanced the three district judges by voice vote and the nominee for the Seventh Circuit, Quarles & Brady LLP partner Donald Karl Schott, by a vote of 13 to 7. The judges now join a growing list of nominees pending on the Senate floor, about which Democrats have become increasingly vocal as part of the political fight over the nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland to...

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