Richard Taranto Nomination Turns One Year Old

Richard Taranto was nominated a year ago today for a seat on the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Mr. Taranto’s nomination followed the failed nomination of Edward DuMont, who was a nominee between April of 2010 and November 2011.  The open seat on the bench for which Mr. Taranto is a nominee has been vacant since Chief Judge Paul Michel’s retirement from the Federal Circuit on May 31, 2010.  The nomination of Mr. Taranto fell victim to the Leahy-Thurmond rule earlier this year.  With the election now concluded, Mr. Taranto’s nomination should advance to a vote by the full Senate.

You can watch the nomination hearing for Mr. Taranto here.

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