Today, the Senate confirmed Evan J. Wallach to the United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals by a bipartisan vote of 99-0. President Obama nominated Wallach to the seat on July 28, 2011; on October 6 he was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee by a unanimous voice vote.
Wallach's confirmation is an example of how timely the confirmation process can be when reflexive obstruction is set aside; the Senate took action on Judge Wallach’s nomination just 34 days after his name reached the floor.
The Senate’s action leaves 24 other judicial nominees waiting on the floor for their confirmation votes, 21 of whom were reported out of committee either unanimously or with strong bipartisan support.
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