Bench Memos

Re: A D.C. Circuit Nominee

So after more than 20 months, President Obama has finally nominated someone (Caitlin Halligan) to the D.C. Circuit seat that John Roberts vacated upon becoming Chief Justice five years ago.  That, of course, is the same seat to which the superbly qualified and universally acclaimed Peter D. Keisler was nominated in June 2006, only to have his nomination bottled up in committee for the subsequent 2-1/2 years of the Bush presidency.

So how many weeks do you think it will be before the shameless Senator Leahy starts complaining about Republican delays in confirming Halligan?


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