GOP Senators Block Nominee for D.C. Appeals Court

GOP senators on Tuesday blocked another of President Obama’s picks to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. On a vote to end procedural delays, the Democratic leadership fell four votes short of advancing the nomination of Cornelia Pillard, a Georgetown University law professor, the Associated Press reports on WATE.com. Republicans have blocked votes on two other Obama nominees to the same court this year, attorneys Patricia Millett and Caitlin Halligan.