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  • Schumer On Judicial Appointees: We Will Change the Rules to ‘Fill up The DC Circuit’

    03/20/2013 2:43:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies ^ | March 20, 2013 | Eric Scheiner
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Democrats will “fill up the DC circuit one way or another,” even it means changing the rules in the Senate to get nominees confirmed. At a Mar. 10 dinner event, the New York senator criticized the GOP for rejecting President Barack Obama’s nomination for judge in the 10th circuit, which currently has four vacancies. “They just rejected on specious grounds a fine New Yorker named Caitlin Halligan for the second time," said Schumer. "Our strategy will be to nominate four more people for each of those vacancies [on the 10th Circuit Court]. And if they...