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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:18 PM

The GOP has found a NEW way to obstruct judicial nominees...


... The Senate Judicial 'Committee' Vote on (FIVE) Judicial Nominees Postponed



Friday, November 30, 2012

Committee Vote on Judicial Nominees Postponed
By a MetNews Staff Writer

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday postponed votes on five of President Obama’s judicial nominees, including Sacramento Superior Court Judge Troy S. Nunley.

Committee Republicans took advantage of procedural rules that allow them to delay nominations the first time they are scheduled for a vote.

The delay did not sit well with liberal advocacy groups, which have accused Republicans of violating committee tradition by holding up non-controversial nominations solely for the purpose of slowing down the confirmation process.

The current nominees, they noted, had confirmation hearings back in September.

People for the American Way was harshly critical of Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who is the ranking minority member of the committee and whom the group blamed for the delay:

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http://www.metnews.com/articles/2012/nunl113012.htm



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:27 PM

1. Procedural rule? 'K ...

'Bout time for some "procedural" recess appointments.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:33 PM

2. Recess appointments is not really a good solution...


... because even recess appointment have to be confirmed by The Senate in order to make them permanent,
otherwise they expire at the end of the congressional session.

I doubt many folks would want to leave their current positions to take a job not knowing how long it would last.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:36 PM

3. harry reid can change all that with filibuster reform nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:44 PM

4. I don't know about that in this case.


Harry wants to change the filibuster rule,
but this new obstruction has to do with the Senate Judiciary COMMITTEE rules.
The blockage this time is not a regular filibuster - it a committee procedural rule.

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