Thursday, November 13, 2003

Committee vote on Claude Allen scheduled for this morning

This article in the Times-Dispatch says, among other things, that the Senate Judiciary Committee is supposed to take a vote this morning on the nomination of Claude Allen to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, but notes that Senator Sarbanes of Maryland "has vowed to do all he can to block confirmation, including a filibuster if Allen's nomination reaches the full Senate." The article also talks about the roles of Virginia's Senators Allen and Warner in the late-night judge talkfest in the U.S. Senate, trying to break the filibusters on other court of appeals nominees. This article in the Virginian-Pilot also details the speaking assignments of Senators Allen and Warner in the talk marathon on the Senate floor.

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