DuMont and Reyna Renominated to Federal Circuit

The Senate confirmed 19 Federal judges in its lame duck session, including Judge O’Malley to the Federal Circuit.  There were 19 other nominees confirmed by the Judiciary Committee that did not receive a vote by the full Senate including some that Republican find very controversial.  An additional 24 nominees did not make it out of the Judiciary Committee.



President Obama has resubmitted the nominations of 42 of those 43 who were not confirmed in the 111th Congress.  This includes the nominations of Edward DuMont and Jimmie Reyna to the Federal Circuit.  DuMont was originally nominated in April 2010 and Reyna in September 2010; neither received a hearing before the Judiciary Committee.

It is important that these nominees be confirmed by the Senate quickly, as there may be a large number of vacancies on the court in the near future.  Of the 10 active judges, Judges Newman, Lourie, Bryson, Gajarsa, and Dyk are all eligible for senior status should they so desire.  In addition, Judge Linn and Chief Judge Rader will likewise be eligible in the coming years.

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    [...] Step is reporting that President Obama has renominated Edward C. DuMont and Jimmie Reyna to serve on the United [...]

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