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Reid Files for Cloture on 17 Nominees

The Associated Press reports that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is stepping up his efforts to confirm more of President Obama’s judicial nominees.  Specifically, Reid filed cloture petitions on 17 judicial nominations yesterday, in an effort to force votes on each one.  All of the nominations in question are to federal district courts. More from Politico.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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