Richard Taranto Nomination Proceeds to Full Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a voice vote on Thursday on the nomination of Federal Circuit nominee Richard Taranto.  By voice vote, Mr. Taranto’s nomination was approved by the committee and will now proceed to the full Senate. 

There was one “No” vote recorded on Mr. Taranto’s nomination by Senator Lee of Utah.  As this article [Link] on the Blog of Legal Times explains, however, that “No” vote probably had more to do with recent recess appointments than Mr. Taranto’s qualifications.  The article notes that Senator Lee plans to vote “No” on all of President Obama’s judicial nominees until the White House rescinds its recent recess appointments made during a two day legislative break in January.

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