President Obama has renominated 42 judicial candidates returned to the White House after the Senate adjourned on Dec. 22. His list contains the four controversial nominees we've been tracking: Edward Chen, Goodwin Liu, Louis Butler, Jr., and John "Jack" McConnell.
Missing from the list, however, is Robert Chatigny, previously nominated to the Second Circuit.
The list of the nominations starts on Page 3 of The Congressional Record's Daily Digest.
Time for new generation of "Schoolhouse Rocks" videos, this one on how a federal judicial wins confirmation ... or doesn't. You could illustrate it with a symbolic black-robed figure walking up and down Pennsylvania Avenue, back and forth between the White House and the Senate. Or perhaps something more modern: The candidate could use the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lane to cycle between the two locations, with Chatigny sidelined with a flat.
- Wall Street Journal Blog, "Why Wasn't Robert Chatigny Re-Nominated?"
- ABA Journal, "Obama Renominates 42 Judicial Picks, But Not Judge Hit for Death Penalty Delay "
- AP, "Conn. judge dropped from Obama's list of nominees"
- Blog of the Legal Times, "Obama Suffers First Defeat on Judge Picks"
- Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, "Obama again nominates Butler to federal bench