109 Days

Posted on

"109 Days"

That’s how long Judge Stephen Higginson, who was just confirmed to the United States Court of Appeals to the Fifth Circuit, had to wait for a confirmation vote by the full Senate after his nomination was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Higginson, who is a former Supreme Court clerk with 23 years of experience as a prosecutor and was supported by ultraconservative Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), was confirmed 88-0. That is, of course, after the Senate had to spend more than three and a half months delaying this unanimous vote.

« »

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.