08.09.2010 0

Chatigny Nomination Derailed

The nomination of controversial Judge Robert Chatigny to be promoted to the 2nd District Court of Appeals has been derailed in the U.S. Senate for the time being.

Americans for Limited Government, of which this site is a part of, ran several ads exposing Chatigny’s true character:

According to Capitol Watch:

U.S. Senate Republicans have derailed President Obama’s nomination of Hartford district judge Robert N. Chatigny to the federal appeals court, likely postponing the controversial appointment to next year when partisan opposition is expected to grow.

The Senate’s minority Republicans invoked a procedural rule which has the effect of removing Chatigny’s nomination from the Senate – where it had not reached a final vote – and returning it to the White House.

Observers said Obama is likely to renominate Chatigny after the Senate’s summer recess. But they said the Judiciary committee is unlikely to act upon the nomination, for what would be a second time,  until after what is expected to be an increasingly Republican Senate is convened following the November election.

Obama nominated Chatigny to the influential U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on the recommendation of a selection committee chosen by Connecticut Senators Christopher Dodd, a Democrat, and independent Joseph Lieberman.

The Chatigny fight is not over yet, folks.

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