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Monday, December 20, 2010

Senate Confirms Eight Nominees Over Weekend

This weekend the Senate confirmed 8 judicial nominees:

  • Albert Diaz to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (voice vote)
  • Raymond Lohier to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (92-0)
  • Ellen Lipton Hollander to the District of Maryland (95-0)
  • Edmond E-Min Chang to the Northern District of Illinois (voice vote)
  • Leslie E. Kobayashi to the District of Hawaii (voice vote)
  • Carlton W. Reeves to the Southern District of Mississippi (voice vote)
  • Denise Jefferson Casper to the District of Massachusetts (voice vote)
  • Susan Richard Nelson to the District of Minnesota (voice vote)

With the confirmations of Judges Diaz and Lohier, the Blog of the Legal Times reported thatThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit again has a majority of active judges appointed by Democratic presidents,” and the 4th Circuit now will now “have a 9-5 Democratic majority.”

With these new confirmations, there are now 26 nominees who are awaiting final votes on the Senate floor.

For the most up to the date and comprehensive information on judicial nominations, visit the Alliance for Justice’s Judicial Selection Project website.

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