In Post-Election Thaw, Senate Confirms Four Judges

The U.S. Senate this week confirmed four federal judges whose nominations had been held up in the months before the election. “The freeze on federal judicial nominations appears to be thawing for the first time since the presidential election, at least when it comes to district court nominees,” according to The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times. “The bigger question among nomination watchers now is when will the Senate consider nominees to appellate courts, and if it will be during the lame duck session.” Approved this week were Mark Walker to the Northern District of Florida, Terrence Berg to the…

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In Post-Election Thaw, Senate Confirms Four Judges