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Estrada Nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia/Vote on Cloture.
senate Roll Call 143     May 08, 2003
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In a sixth attempt to confirm Miguel Estrada for a judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, GOP leaders offered a cloture motion which would have limited debate on the nominee and scheduled a time for a final vote. Progressives continued to oppose Estrada's nomination because they worried that Estrada's judicial philosophy is out-of-step with mainstream legal decisions. Moreover, progressive argued that information relating to Estrada's judicial opinions have been scarce. The White House has thus far failed to provide the Senate with legal briefs authored by Estrada that were requested months ago and the nominee failed to answer important questions regarding his judicial philosophy in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on issues such as abortion rights. The cloture motion, which requires a sixty-vote majority, was defeated on a 54-43 vote.

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