The Senate is scheduled to vote on two judicial nominees, James Graves and Edward Davila, this coming Monday, The Hill reports. This comes after the Senate confirmed three nominees this week. One federal appeals court nominee has yet to have a confirmation hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee, despite being nominated ten months ago. Edward DuMont, a partner in the Supreme Court and appellate practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr and the first openly gay candidate for a seat on a federal appeals court, was nominated last April to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has experienced an "unusual" delay given Sen. Leahy's control of the Judiciary Committee's schedule, according to The Blog of Legal Times. In September, five former solicitors general submitted a letter urging DuMont's confirmation. No reason has been given for the postponement. To learn more about federal judicial vacancies and follow the latest developments, visit JudicialNominations.org.
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