Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Janice Rogers Brown Confirmed: 56 - 43; Pryor Confirmed 53-45

Congratulations to Janice Rogers Brown on her confirmation to the DC Court of Appeals!

The vote fell pretty much along party lines. Ben Nelson joined the Republicans in voting to confirm. The rest of the Democrats stood on the proverbial court house steps to try to keep her out. (Yes, even Barack Obama.) Dim Jim Jeffords abstained.

Next up: William Pryor.
Update: William Pryor remains in after a 53-45 vote. Not voting this time were Dim Jim and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The Yeas and Nays were a bit more of a mixed bag this time.

Dems voting for Confirmation:
Ben Nelson (NE)
Ken Salazar (CO)

Heffalumps voting Nay:
Lincoln Chaffee (RIno)
Susan Collins (notice ME)
Olympia Snowe (notice ME)

Maybe Pryor is too Southern for these Northeastern Liberals? There's nothing on any of their pages to suggest why the 'No' vote. Given that Pryor has already been serving on the Appeals court via a recess appointment without controversy, I'm at a loss.

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