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Seeking: Benchwarmers for the Federal Courts

Fresh Updates from RAC » Judicial Nominations   |   Nov 13, 2014 12:00 AM
With the impending turnover of the Senate, pundits and political commentators are looking at the lame-duck session as a preview of how Republicans and Democrats might work together in the 114th Congress. An embattled, tense session could indicate a similar working pattern in the new Congress, while a lame-duck marked by cooperation could point to […]

Burwell Confirmed as Secretary of HHS

Fresh Updates from RAC » Judicial Nominations   |   Jun 10, 2014 12:00 AM
On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Sylvia Matthews Burwell as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) by a bipartisan vote of 78-17. The vote puts Burwell at the helm of a complex federal department with a significant impact on the lives of all Americans. President Obama nominated Burwell in April to replace outgoing […]

Supreme Court Roundup: What Have the Nine Been Up to?

Fresh Updates from RAC » Judicial Nominations   |   Jan 24, 2014 12:00 AM
We’re nearly halfway through a busy Supreme Court term in which many important cases ranging from affirmative action to recess appointments and from campaign finance to buffer zones at abortion clinics have been heard by the nine justices. More than ever, this term affirms the importance of the Supreme Court in adjudicating the most important […]
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