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Washington Post, December 6, 2011

Senate Republicans Block Obama Appeals Court Nominee

Senate Republicans on Tuesday filibustered the nomination of Caitlin Halligan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, blocking the nominee President Obama chose last year to serve on one of the nation’s most powerful courts…Sen. Charles E. Grassley (Iowa), the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in remarks on the Senate floor that Halligan’s representation of New York in a case against gun manufacturers and her membership on a New York City Bar Association panel that issued a report criticizing a detainee policy created by the George W. Bush administration had made him concerned about her “judicial philosophy and her approach to interpreting the Constitution.”

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