Democrats Confirm Appeals Court Nominees with ‘Nuclear Option’ Ruleby Bethany Monk
The Democrat-led Senate — following its approval of the “nuclear option” — approved two of President Obama’s nominees to the D.C. Circuit.
Early this morning, the Senate voted 51-44 to confirm pro-abortion law professor Nina Pillard to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Senate Republicans blocked her nomination last month.
“Democrats have made it clear that they want a court that will help Obama’s administrative agencies get around constitutional and legal limits on their power,” Carrie Severino writes in the National Review. “Today, they are one step closer to that goal.”Read More