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Friday, September 14, 2012

Senate Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on five federal court nominees

Pamela Chen and Troy Nunley
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on Wednesday, 9/19 on the nominations of Mark Bennett to the Court of International Trade, Sheri Polster Chappell to the Middle District of Florida, Pamela Ki Mai Chen to the Eastern District of New York, Katherine Polk Failla to the Southern District of New York, and Troy Nunley to the Eastern District of California. Chappell and Nunley’s confirmations would both fill judicial emergency vacancies.

As of Wednesday's hearing, Chappelle, Failla, and Nunley’s nominations will have been pending for 87 days, Barnett’s for 70 days, and Chen’s for 49 days. The hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m., in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

For the most accurate, up-to-date information on the judicial selection process, visit AFJ's Judicial Selection page.


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