GOP blocks vote on Obama nominee

John O'Brien May 23, 2011, 6:28am


WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Republicans in the U.S. Senate filibustered the nomination of a law professor to a federal appeals court last week.

A vote to bring the nomination of Stanford's Goodwin Liu to a vote fell short of the 60 required on Thursday, two weeks after Republicans failed to gain enough votes to filibuster one of President Barack Obama's other controversial nominees, Jack McConnell.

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