Judiciary Committee Approves Carney

by Jonathan H. Adler

BLT reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee has voted 16-2 in favor of confirming Susan Carney to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Carney is currently deputy general counsel of Yale University.  Senators Jeff Sessions and Tom Coburn voted against her confirmation on committee.  Sen. Sessions had raised concerns about Carney’s relative lack of judicial experience.  Among other things, she has never made an appellate argument.  The ABA Committee that reviews judicial nominations also gave her a less-than stellar rating of “majority-qualified/minority-not qualified.”

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