TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 9, 2014

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today tried to renew its push to confirm a long slate of judicial nominees, but Republicans took advantage of a courtesy given the minority party to postpone consideration of nominees the first time they appear on the agenda for a vote. The 29 judges set for a vote today -- including Knoxville lawyer Pamela Reeves and Memphis attorney Sheryl H. Lipman -- will now have to wait another week for committee consideration, The Blog of Legal Times reports. Reeves is awaiting confirmation to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District, while Lipman is awaiting confirmation to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Their nominations must be reconsidered because Republicans did not allow pending nominees to be “held over” to the new session, which began this week.