In the Loop: Judges


Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Full house at the D.C. federal appeals court?

White House says Obama may soon nominate three for remaining openings.

By Al Kamen  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, judges, court of appeals, sri srinivasan, Will Smith, Mark Wahlberg, Brad Pitt, Thelma and Louise, Mike Tyson, Clarence Thomas, George H.W. Bush, Thurgood Marshall, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Judicial confirmations inch forward in the Senate

The Senate confirmed its first Obama-nominated judge for 2013.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Judges, judicial nomiinees, confirmations, Obama, Clinton, Bush, Kayatta, Halligan, Patty Shwartz, Lindsay Graham, Jay Carney, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Senate fails to confirm pending judges before recess

The gridlocked Senate was unable to confirm 17 trial court judges before leaving for recess.

By Al Kamen  |  04:27 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Judges, judicial vacancies, Senate Judicary Committee, confirmation, judgeships, Obama, Bush, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Judicial Zumba in Maui is a go!

The judges tell two senators it’s too late to cancel the pricey conference in paradise.

By Al Kamen  |  12:42 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, Maui, Judicial Conference, judges, Charles Grassley, Jeff Sessions, Alex Kozinski, Zumba, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the loop, Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Judicial wannabes’ chances — slim to none

The climate these days is stacked against Obama judicial nominees getting confirmed.

By Al Kamen  |  12:12 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama judges, judicial appointments, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Al Gore, Pat Leahy, Senate Judicarry Committee, judicial vacancies, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Maui judicial conference still a go

IN THE LOOP | Bowing to Senate pressure, a court postponed its 2013 California conference, but this year’s Maui one is still on.

By Al Kamen  |  01:08 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maui, judicial conference, judges, 9th circuit, federal judges, Zumba, Hawaii, Chuck Grassley, Jeff Sessions, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Judicial Zumba in Maui on taxpayer dime

A judicial conference in Hawaii has raised some senatorial eyebrows

By Al Kamen  |  05:09 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, Maui, Judicial Conference, judges, Charles Grassley, Jeff Sessions, Alex Kozinski, Zumba, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the loop, Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Obama nominates two for key appeals court

By Al Kamen  |  04:59 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, judges, appellate, Caitlin Hannigan, Sri Srinivasan, Patricia Wald, J. Harvie Wilkinson, Stephen Breyer, Sandra Day O'Connor

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Senate confirms three more judges

The Senate confirms three more judges under a March deal between Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell.

By Al Kamen  |  01:04 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Judges, Senate, Judicial: Confirmations, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Thurmond rule, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil