Posted Mar 15, 2012 02:50 pm CDT
Party leaders in the Senate have reached a deal for a vote on 14 judicial nominees before the summer.
The deal was reached “after months of backlog and partisan recrimination,” according to The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times. Some Republicans had threatened a filibuster because of four controversial recess appointments in January, including the appointment of Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
The agreement calls for action on 12 nominees to federal district courts and two nominees to federal appeals courts. The appellate nominees are Stephanie Thacker, nominated for the Richmond, Va.-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Jacqueline Nguyen, nominated for the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.