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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tension between the Senate and the President?

Obama Pushes His Choice for Position on Appeals Court

The Obama Administration is pushing for the confirmation of a senior Justice Department lawyer to the country's most prestigious appellate court. Specifically, the President is trying to foster bipartisan effort to appoint Sri Srinivasan to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings on his nomination today. This will likely lead to a confrontation between the President and the Senate over the long-simmering issue of judicial nominees. President Obama's push for the appointment of Srinivasan to the Court of Appeals puts Senate Republicans in a precarious position. They can either approve the highly regarded Mr. Srinivasan, or risk forcing a change to Senate rules that could prevent Republicans from filibustering nominees.

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