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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Obama Nominates Two District Court Judges, Four Other Nominees Sent to the Senate Floor

Last night President Obama nominated two more judges to the federal bench. Judge Timothy M. Cain was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, and Judge Scott W. Skavdahl to the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming. Mr. Cain currently serves as a Family Court Judge in South Carolina's Tenth Judicial Circuit, and Mr. Skavdahl is a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Wyoming.

This morning the Senate Judiciary Committee considered nominees and sent four to the full Senate for a vote:
  • Sue E. Myerscough and James E. Shadid, nominees to the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, were reported out on a unanimous voice vote.
  • Susan Carney, nominee to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, was reported out on a 16-2 vote
  • Michael H. Simon, nominee to the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, was reported out on a 14-4 vote.
The committee also held over a vote on the nomination of Mae D'Agostino to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

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

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