WASHINGTON, D.C., DECEMBER 10, 2013: Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued the following statement in response to today’s vote to confirm Patricia Millett to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals:

We are pleased that, thanks to the courageous Senators who stood up to obstruction and changed the rules, the Senate finally was able to do its constitutional duty and vote on the nomination of Patricia Millett.  But confirming this highly-qualified nominee must be only the beginning.  We need to fill every empty seat on the D.C. Circuit.  That means the Senate must also swiftly confirm Nina Pillard and Robert Wilkins.  Today’s vote is one-third of a job well done.

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