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Friday, September 21, 2012

White House renominates Caitlin Halligan to DC Circuit

Caitlin Halligan
On September 19, Caitlin Halligan was renominated to the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, along with three nominees to federal district courts. Halligan was initially nominated on September 29, 2010 and had her Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on February 2, 2011. Typical of nominees facing Republican obstructionism during President Obama’s term, Halligan was blocked by a filibuster, losing a cloture vote 54-45 on December 6, 2011. After being returned to the President for the first time on December 17, 2011, she was renominated on June 11, 2011 and returned to the President a second time on August 7, 2012, before being renominated for a second time this week. 

Halligan’s nomination has wide support from a diverse range of groups, including women’s bar associations and law enforcement officials.
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