UPDATE: Judiciary Committee Approves Taranto

Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the appointment of Richard Taranto to the Federal Circuit.  The vote was unanimous but for Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) who has committed to vote against all of President Obama’s nominees as a protest to several recess appointments made during a two-day congressional break in January.

It seems that Taranto should sail through a confirmation vote from the entire Senate.  The question is simply a matter of when that body will get around to it.  The Federal Circuit has not had its full complement of 12 judges since October 2009 when Judge Schall took Senior Status.

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3 Responses to “UPDATE: Judiciary Committee Approves Taranto”

  1. Judge Linn to Take Senior Status « INVENTIVE STEP Says:

    [...] the Judiciary Committee refused to take action on the nomination of Edward DuMont.  Taranto was confirmed by the Committee on March 29, 2012.  Since then . . . nothing.  He is awaiting debate and a vote by the entire [...]

  2. Judge Bryson to Take Senior Status « INVENTIVE STEP Says:

    [...] the Judiciary Committee refused to take action on the nomination of Edward DuMont.  Taranto was confirmed by the Committee on March 29, 2012.  Since then . . . nothing.  He is awaiting debate and a vote by the entire [...]

  3. Raymond Chen and Todd Hughes Nominated to Federal Circuit « INVENTIVE STEP Says:

    [...] but is currently operating with only 9.  Richard Taranto was nominated in November 2011 and approved by the Judiciary Committee last March.  Yet, his nomination has failed to reach the floor of the [...]

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