Senate vote set on Susan Carney’s nomination to 2nd Circuit

The Senate will vote next week on Susan L. Carney’s nomination to serve on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Debate is set to begin at 10 Tuesday, with a vote scheduled for noon.

Carney is currently deputy general counsel at Yale University. Her nomination was first submitted by the White House a year ago, and she was re-nominated earlier this year, because the last Congress failed to vote on her and a number of other judicial nominees.

The time agreement for a debate and vote on her nomination was locked in on Friday by Senate leaders. And it signals that Carney will likely win confirmation, although there probably be some opposition.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved her nomination earlier this year by a vote of 16-to-2. The two “no” votes were from Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla. Neither made comments explaining their votes.