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Feb 07 2013

Senate Committee Approves Nomination of William Kayatta

Senator Collins Urges Quick Senate Consideration


            WASHINGTON, DC – The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the nomination of William Kayatta to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. 

             Shortly after President Obama re-nominated Kayatta earlier this year, Senator Susan Collins spoke to the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and asked that the committee expedite Mr. Kayatta’s nomination.

 The First Circuit bench is small – it has only six active judges – so any single vacancy hits it disproportionately hard.  It now has the highest vacancy rate of any Circuit in the country,” said Senator Collins.  “I am delighted that Bill’s nomination has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.  There should be no reason to delay a Senate vote on his nomination any further.”


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