Obama Nominates 3 to D.C. Court of Appeals

President Barack Obama today nominated three judges to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and challenged opponents to stop the "political obstruction" holding up his nominees. The three named today are Patricia Millett, head of the Supreme Court practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and former member of the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office; Cornelia "Nina" Pillard, an experienced Supreme Court litigator who has worked for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office and Georgetown University; and U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins, a former public defender in Washington D.C. who helped establish the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and spent nine years in private practice. Read more about the nominees in the White House announcement.