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2011-05-19 10:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Later today, the Senate will hold a vote to end the filibuster against Goodwin Liu, President Obama's nominee to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2005, when a handful of President Bush's nominees faced filibusters, at least 12 current U.S.

2006-07-11 20:00:48

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's top lawyer drew bipartisan fire on Tuesday for coercive techniques used to question terrorism suspects as he struggled to win U.S. Senate confirmation to a seat on a federal appeals court.

2006-05-26 08:41:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed White House lawyer Brett Kavanaugh to be a federal appeals court judge, despite scathing criticism from a top Democrat who said he was unfit for the job. With the Senate's 57-36 vote, Kavanaugh, 41, will take a seat on the U.S.

2006-05-11 16:29:01

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Judiciary Committee approved White House aide Brett Kavanaugh for an appeals-court seat on Thursday, clearing the way for a likely confirmation vote by the full Senate.

2006-05-11 12:43:22

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Judiciary Committee approved White House aide Brett Kavanaugh for an appeals-court seat on Thursday, clearing the way for a likely confirmation vote by the full Senate.

2005-12-12 18:32:28

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd warned on Monday that he would bring the U.S. Senate to a virtual standstill if Republicans carry out a threat to change its rules by outlawing filibusters on judicial nominations.

2005-12-08 17:26:49

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Republican who will preside over Judge Samuel Alito's confirmation hearings said on Thursday he sees no "extraordinary circumstances" that could provoke a filibuster against President George W. Bush's nominee for the Supreme Court.

2005-11-16 12:55:10

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid urged his Republican counterpart on Wednesday to withdraw a threat to change Senate rules to assure a confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.

2005-11-06 14:30:57

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key Democrat said on Sunday that he expects the full Republican-led Senate to vote on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito without the threat of a Democratic filibuster. But Sen.

2005-11-03 19:55:53

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday brushed aside White House requests for an early hearing on Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito and scheduled hearings and a vote in January.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.