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NOV 18, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Republicans Block Robert L. Wilkins Nomination To Federal Appeals Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Monday blocked the nomination of Robert L. Wilkins, a District Court judge in Washington, from filling one of three vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Wilkins is the third straight nominee to the powerful court Republicans have stopped from being seated. The Senate voted 53-38 in favor of ending Republican-led delays, falling short of the 60 votes required to advance Wilkins' nomination. Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine voted with Democrats to end debate. The Court of ... Read More

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