Hatch to Support D.C. Circuit Nominee

by Jonathan H. Adler

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of deputy Solicitor General Sri Srinivasan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today.  After some sparring over whether Republicans or Democrats have been more obstructionist of the other party’s nominees, the hearing became something of a “lovefest” according to news reports.  According to the Washington Post, at least one GOP Senator — Orrin Hatch — expressed his intent to support Srinivasan’s confirmation.