Today, the Senate voted to confirm Patricia Millett to the D.C. Circuit Court 56 to 38. This vote by the United States Senate should be celebrated as a defining moment that will help put the Senate back to the important work of nominating, vetting and voting for qualified judicial candidates to fill open vacancies.
It took rules reform to stop the gridlock perpetrated by those who chose to block President Obama’s nominees. It’s imperative that we have a diverse, fair and functioning judiciary. Now that Millet has been confirmed, the American people can look forward to focusing on filling vacant federal court seats around the nation.