Sen. Sessions to Filibuster Obama Judicial Nominee
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions says he will filibuster the nomination of Indiana federal judge David Phillips to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sessions conceded that he probably lacks the votes necessary to ultimately prevent a final vote on Hamilton's confirmation....Decrying Hamilton's "steadfast resistance" to informed consent abortion laws and other positions that the Obama nominee has taken on the bench goes beyond the norm, Sessions argues.
A vote could take place tomorrow. Democrats likely have the votes necessary to confirm Phillips.(Even Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) will vote for Phillips.)
Roll Call reports Obama is ready to step up the pace of judicial nominations.
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