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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Senate Confirms Michael Simon to the District of Oregon

The Senate has just confirmed Michael Simon to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Oregon by a vote of 64-35, with eleven Republicans joining all of the Democrats. Judge Simon fills one of the 112 vacancies in the federal courts, and a seat that’s also considered to be a “judicial emergency” by the Administrative Office of the Courts. Judge Simon was initially nominated on July 14, 2010, and he’s twice been reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on lopsided votes, but Republicans have nonetheless unnecessarily delayed his confirmation for almost a year.

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