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Obama Renominates Gay Man as Federal Circuit Judge

Presdient Obama today re-nominated more than 40 judicial candidates, sending them to the Senate where they will face scrutiny from the Judiciary Committee.

Sam Stein reports: Dumont

"They may face an additional round of committee hearings, a Senate aide said, but that will be determined by Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and the ranking Republican, likely to be, according to a Senate aide, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). Hearings or no, the committee will have to vote on each candidate again before sending them back to the Senate floor for final consideration. And with more Republicans in the chamber than there were for the past two years, the nominees' chances may be slimmer."

Among the nominations is Edward Carroll DuMont of the District of Columbia, nominated to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit. DuMont would be the first openly gay federal appellate court judge in the nation. DuMont was originally nominated last April.

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  1. Ho hum. Why no comments? Pep a? gOproud?


    Posted by: Rowan | Jan 5, 2011 11:53:59 PM

  2. is goodwin liu included in those 40 renominations?

    odd how underrepresented gay people are. it's kinda like how all senators (basically) are rich straight white men.

    Posted by: me | Jan 6, 2011 12:51:39 AM

  3. @me: Yes, Goodwin Liu is included among the 40 nominees.

    The Huffington Post has a detailed list of the nominees including which post they've been nominated to fill, who they're replacing (if anyone), and the dates of their original nomination at

    Posted by: Patrick Garies | Jan 6, 2011 2:16:40 AM

  4. no comments because gays are bitches who don't want to recognize anything positive that obama does for LGBTS

    Posted by: Damen | Jan 6, 2011 10:31:52 AM

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