robert wilkins

The Democrats needed to act, and they did. The threshold for ending debate is now a simple majority and not a super-majority. It was an astonishing and historic moment.
By nominating individuals to fill seats already vacant on that court, President Obama (like President Bush before him who had four nominees confirmed to fill vacant seats on the D.C. Circuit) is merely fulfilling his constitutional duty.
Senate Republicans filibustered President Obama's third and final nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, leaving Democrats with two options for filling the court's empty seats: change the rules and take away the GOP's power to filibuster certain nominees, or call it a day.
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans filibustered President Barack Obama's third and final nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Monday, leaving Democrats with two options for filling the court's empty seats: change the rules and take away the GOP's power to filibuster certain nominees, or call it a day.
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans filibustered President Barack Obama's third and final nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals
"We're worried about that court being a significant bastion for administrative law cases on Obamacare," Kirk said. The committee
WASHINGTON -- The Senate is inching closer to a knock-down, drag-out fight over confirming nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit -- a top priority for President Barack Obama that some Republicans are determined to sink.
A top Senate Democratic aide who requested anonymity in order to speak candidly predicted "a big fight" once the D.C. Circuit
"OK," Grassley said. "Third one. ... Reproductive rights really are fundamentally about sex equality." There was an awkward