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The report is subtitled, "Executive Branch Nominations and the Tactics of Obstruction."

Common Cause report details judicial backlog, record high number of cloture votes in Senate

“The ‘New Nullification’ At Work” is the title of a report released today by Common Cause addressing Senate gridlock and a backlog of judicial nominees.

The report notes that thirteen times since November, senators have had to waste precious floor time on cloture votes to end filibusters on judicial nominees who were then confirmed unanimously by the Senate.  The report also provides a detailed breakdown of each nominee currently awaiting Senate action, including related information such as the amount of time each nominee has been waiting.  Among the key findings in the report: record-high number of cloture votes during this Senate, massive nominee backlog, average executive branch nominee wait time exceeds nine months.

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