Senate Leaders Agree to Move Forward on the Confirmation of Three Asian Pacific American Judicial Nominees
On March 15 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reached an agreement to allow votes on all three Asian Pacific American nominees pending on the Senate floor. The Asian Pacific American nominees include Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen, nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Miranda Du, nominee to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, and John Z. Lee, nominee to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Judge Nguyen, Ms. Du, and Mr. Lee have all been nominated to fill vacancies that are classified as “judicial emergencies.” Eleven other judicial nominees were also included in the Senate deal, and it is expected that all 14 judicial nominees will receive a floor vote by May 7th.
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