Judiciary Committee + Nominees = Votes

The Senate Judiciary Committee has been back in judicial nominations action this week.

Yesterday’s nominations hearing was followed today by a business meeting in which 11 nominees were voted out (full list at the end of this post).

The committee votes come during the same week that White House Counsel Bob Bauer called for the Senate to end the “cold war” over judicial nominees, especially those who aren’t controversial. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., clearly didn’t get the memo based on his reaction to a nomination in his home state.

Nominees voted out of committee today:

  • James E. Graves, Jr., to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit
  • Amy Totenberg to be a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia
  • James E. Boasberg to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia
  • Amy B. Jackson to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia
  • Paul K. Holmes, III, to be a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas
  • Anthony J. Battaglia to be a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California
  • Edward Davila to be a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California
  • Diana Saldana to be a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
  • Max O. Cogburn, Jr., to be a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina
  • Marco A. Hernandez to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of Oregon
  • Steve Jones to be a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia

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