Is Logjam on Judicial Nominees Ending?

We’ll see, when the Senate returns in February, just how committed Republicans are to delaying and obstructing future judges.

There's some movement on judges today, with the Senate Judiciary Committee sending 29 nominations, including five appeals court picks, to the full Senate. Most of them, and three of the five circuit court selections, were by voice vote; only two of the 29 were straight party-line votes. All of them were holdovers from last year, although fewer than half had made it this far last time around (nominations from last year's session of the Senate had to be resubmitted and clear committee again in this session).

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