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2013-05

May 23, 2013

We applaud the Senate’s confirmation today of Sri Srinivasan to the D.C. Circuit in a vote that crossed partisan and ideological lines.  Mr. Srinivisan will fill one of four vacancies on the second most important court in the Nation. The question now is whether Republican Senators will continue this spirit of bipartisan cooperation, or – as some have threatened – resort to what is effectively a mass filibuster of President Obama’s future nominees to this court.

May 16, 2013

“We welcome the Judiciary Committee’s decision to move Sri Srinivasan’s nomination to the full Senate. He is overwhelmingly qualified and should be confirmed without delay.  Yet while this morning’s vote is a refreshing change from the hyper-partisanship that greeted President Obama’s first nominee to the D.C. Circuit – the supremely  qualified Caitlin Halligan – make no mistake: today is the exception, not the rule. Given a proposal by Senator Grassley to eliminate three seats on the D.C. Circuit – effectively a mass filibuster of President Obama’s future nominees – the comity exhibited by Senate Republicans this morning is not likely to last very long.”

May 13, 2013

Constitutional Accountability Center is building on the strength of its public interest law firm – which has filed 10 amicus briefs between the certiorari and merits stages at the U.S. Supreme Court this Term – with the addition of Brianne J. Gorod as Appellate Counsel.