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2011-08-03 11:59:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) commends President Barack H. Obama for his nomination on Tuesday of Judge Adalberto Jose Jordan to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. HNBA endorsed Judge Jordan having conducted due diligence and concluded that he is exceedingly qualified to join the bench of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Jordan has an impressive resume and is highly respected for his...

2006-07-31 13:56:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At the urging of Democrats, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has put off a vote until September on whether to keep John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, committee aides said on Monday. Democrats want to use that time to press the White House for documents they had sought last year during the dispute over Bolton's nomination to be U.N. envoy. They contend he bullied intelligence analysts to conform to his hawkish views in his last job as...

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. William Haynes defended the Defense Department's detention and interrogation policies for enemy combatants that he helped draft after the September 11 attacks. "The armed services operate within a tradition of restraint," Haynes, the...

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. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called "the second most important federal court in our country." Kavanaugh has worked in the George W. Bush White...

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. Kavanaugh won approval from the committee on a 10-8 party-line vote as Democrats said he was too partisan and inexperienced for the job. Kavanaugh, 41, has been a White House aide since 2001. Democratic senators had asked for an unusual second hearing on his...

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. Kavanaugh won approval from the committee on a 10-8 party-line vote as Democrats said he was too partisan and inexperienced for the job. Democratic senators had asked for an unusual second hearing on his nomination to question his involvement in White House policies...

2005-09-28 17:29:44

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With U.S. Chief Justice nominee John Roberts heading toward an easy confirmation this week, top Senate Democrats warned President George W. Bush on Wednesday to expect a big fight if his next Supreme Court nominee is a conservative extremist. In a letter to Bush, they said retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor should be replaced by someone in her mainstream mold, "not by an activist who would bring an ideological agenda to the court." All 55...

2005-09-21 10:57:24

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate leaders warned President George W. Bush on Wednesday his next Supreme Court nominee will likely face a far more contentious confirmation battle than conservative John Roberts, who is poised to become U.S. chief justice. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, emerged from a White House meeting to say he had advised the president to hold off on making his second nomination for the court in order to...

2005-09-21 02:28:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said he will ask President George W. Bush on Wednesday that his second nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court be "mainstream, not extreme." With the court's balance of power likely at stake, Reid said he will make his case at a White House breakfast meeting with Bush and fellow Senate leaders. The president's first Supreme Court nominee, John Roberts, appears headed toward Senate confirmation next week as the nation's 17th...

2005-07-29 15:42:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic senators on Friday worked to set a date for U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' confirmation hearing after an agreement to start the process on Sept. 6 collapsed. "We thought we had an arrangement and it fell through," said Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican said in a brief interview outside the Senate chamber. "We are working on it." Specter said earlier this week if there was no agreement with...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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