Senate Pulls All Nighter on Post-Nuclear Nominations
Up all night to do nothing…
The Senate tucked in for an all-nighter on Wednesday night, hunkering down for what could amount to several days of little-to-no-sleep — no small feat for some of the Senate septuagenarians.
In what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office called a Republican “temper tantrum,” the GOP delayed votes on Nina Pillard, one of three of President Obama’s nominees to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. The court currently has eight judges out of a bench of 11. Republicans argue the court’s workload doesn’t warrant a full compliment of 11 judges, fearing Obama will stack the court for a generation — the DC Circuit Court is considered the second most important court in the land and a feeder bench to the Supreme Court.