Today, the Senate confirmed Catherine Bissoon to the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania by a bipartisan vote of 82-3. President Obama nominated Bissoon to the seat on November 17, 2010. It has been 335 days from her nomination to her confirmation by an overwhelming majority of senators.
The Senate took no action on 26 other judicial nominees currently pending on the Senate floor, 25 of whom were reported out of committee either unanimously or with strong bipartisan support and 9 of whom have been nominated to fill vacancies that are “judicial emergencies” as determined by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
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