Senate Moves on Judicial Confirmations

In a nearly around the clock push, the Senate has confirmed a slate of non-controversial judicial and executive nominees, the Blog of the Legal Times reports. Because Republicans have forced Democrats to use all the time required under Senate rules to get to confirmation votes, the Senate has gone into marathon sessions this week. That has included unusual vote times such as 1 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says more confirmation votes will come next week.