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Results of Executive Business Meeting - December 1, 2010

The Senate Judiciary Committee held an executive business meeting to consider pending nominations and legislation on December 1, 2010.

Agenda

I. Nominations

Robert N. Chatigny, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit
Held Over

Susan L. Carney, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit
Ordered Reported By Roll Call Vote, 17-2

James E. Graves, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit
Ordered Reported By Voice Vote

Amy Totenberg, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia
Ordered Reported By Voice Vote

James E. Boasberg, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia
Ordered Reported By Voice Vote

Amy B. Jackson, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia
Ordered Reported By Voice Vote

James E. Shadid, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois
Ordered Reported By Voice Vote

Sue E. Myerscough, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois
Ordered Reported By Voice Vote

Paul K. Holmes, III, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas
Ordered Reported By Voice Vote

Anthony J. Battaglia, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California
Ordered Reported By Voice Vote

Edward Davila, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California
Ordered Reported By Voice Vote

Diana Saldana, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
Ordered Reported By Voice Vote

Max O. Cogburn, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina
Held Over

Marco A. Hernandez, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon
Held Over

Michael H. Simon, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon
Held Over

Steve Jones, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia
Held Over

Michele M. Leonhart, to be Administrator of Drug Enforcement, Department of Justice
Ordered Reported By Voice Vote

Patti B. Saris, to be a Member & Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission
Held Over

Dabney Friedrich, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission
Held Over

Stacia A. Hylton, to be the Director of the United States Marshals Service
Ordered Reported By Voice Vote

II. Bills

S.3675, Small Business Job Preservation Act of 2010 (Whitehouse)
Held Over

S.2888, Law Student Clinic Participation Act of 2009 (Cardin, Feingold, Leahy)
Held Over

S.3728, Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (Schumer, Hatch, Kohl, Graham, Feinstein, Cardin, Whitehouse)
Ordered Reported By Voice Vote

Amendment GRA10C49 (Schumer)
Adopted

S.1598, Child Protection Improvement Act (Schumer, Specter, Whitehouse, Hatch)
Held Over

Judiciary Committee Website Awarded 2010 "Gold Mouse"

GoldMouseAwardThe Senate Judiciary Committee was recognized by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) for having one of the best websites in Congress.  The Committee's website was awarded a 2010 Gold Mouse Award.  To learn more about the Congressional Management Foundation and the Congressional Mouse Awards, click here.

*NOTE:  Historical Judiciary Committee Photographs:  You can find information about the historical photographs featured at the top of this page by visiting the Committee's photo gallery. 

noteworthy

Did You Know?  The U.S. Courts of Appeals were the first federal courts designed exclusively to hear cases on appeal from trial courts.  In an effort to relieve the caseload burden in the Supreme Court, and to handle a dramatic increase in federal filings, Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1891, establishing nine courts of appeals, one for each judicial circuit.

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