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Moore and Ten Other U.S. District Judge Nominees Move Forward

Former Manager, Quality Judges Initiative

Federal public defender Ray Moore was one of 11 nominees voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 14. As IAALS Online has covered in the past, Moore was among the candidates that an 11-member, bipartisan screening committee recommended to Senators Udall and Bennet. Moore was first nominated by President Obama on November 14 and was renominated on January 3. If the timetable proceeds as it has with other nominees, the full Senate would vote on Moore’s nomination in April or May, though an informal Senate agreement regarding the time allowed for filibustering may speed up the overall confirmation process. IAALS Online has also addressed the negative effects of the delays to date.