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Senate confirms Meyer for District Court

Washington – It took more than eight months and executing the “nuclear option,” but Jeffrey Alker Meyer, a law professor at Quinnipiac University and former federal prosecutor, was confirmed by the Senate on Monday as a U.S. District Court judge in Connecticut. Meyer’s nomination had to clear a couple of hurdles Monday. The first was a vote for cloture, or to end debate on the nomination. The vote was 55-37. Meyer’s nomination could move forward because Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., changed Senate rules in a move dubbed the “nuclear option,” because of the heat it has received from Republicans. Continue Reading →

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