Bloomberg Law
Dec. 2, 2021, 3:33 PM

Senate Panel Deadlocks on Biden Ninth Circuit, Trial Court Picks

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked along party lines on advancing three of President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees to the full chamber, including a pick for the largest appellate court and an LGBT trailblazer.

The committee on Thursday voted 11-11 on Holly Thomas, who is nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She would be the second Black woman to ever serve on the California-based court, if confirmed, and is the second Ninth Circuit nominee to receive a tie vote in committee in recent weeks.

The panel also tied on the nominations of Charlotte Sweeney to the ...

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