Friday, November 20, 2009

Senate Confirms Hamilton to Court of Appeals

Senate Confirms Hamilton to Court of Appeals; The Washington Independent

The Senate this afternoon confirmed Judge David Hamilton to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals by a vote of 59 – 39, despite Republican efforts to filibuster his nomination. Republicans had criticized Hamilton for his rulings in a couple of cases involving abortion and religion during his 15-year tenure as a judge on the federal district court in Indiana. Although the Senate Judiciary Committee reported his nomination on June 4, it took five months for senators to bring it to a vote.

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