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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Judiciary Committee Reports Five Judicial Nominees to the Floor

This morning the Senate Judiciary Committee reported five judicial nominees to the Senate floor. Four nominees were reported on a unanimous voice vote: Stephanie Dawn Thacker, Michael Walker Fitzgerald, Ronnie Abrams, and Rudolph Contreras, nominees to the Fourth Circuit, the Central District of California, the Southern District of New York, and the District of Columbia, respectively.

Miranda Du, nominee to the District of Nevada, was reported out on a 10-8 party-line vote.

Fitzgerald and Du have been appointed to vacant seats that have been designated as judicial emergencies by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

The committee also held over until its next meeting a vote on Susie Morgan, nominee to the Eastern District of Louisiana.

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

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