Gay federal appeals nominee: 11 months and still waiting for hearing (KeenNewsService)
Republican members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee have been holding up the nomination of President Obama’s only openly gay nominee to a federal appeals bench.
President Obama nominated Washington, D.C., attorney Ed DuMont to the Federal Circuit bench on April 14 last year, but the nomination has not progressed through the usual Committee hearing and vote to move to the Senate floor. At the end of the last Congressional session, the Committee “returned” DuMont’s nomination to the president, along with those of several other appeals court nominees who had not gained confirmation. The president re-nominated those candidates at the start of the new congressional session and several have seen movement–either their first hearing or even a second one.
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