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Ask the Expert: Why Aren’t Judicial Nominees Being Confirmed?
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Ask the Expert: Why Aren’t Judicial Nominees Being Confirmed?

Unprecedented Obstruction Must End

Ian Millhiser explains the judicial confirmation process and why fewer than half of President Obama's nominees have been confirmed by the Senate.

What is the judicial confirmation process like? Is it strange that fewer than half of President Obama’s nominees have been confirmed? What’s holding up the judicial nominations?

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Ian Millhiser

Senior Fellow

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