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Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris push White House for deal on judicial nominees

November 19, 2018

Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, both members of the Judiciary Committee, called on the White House Monday to make a deal to fill court vacancies.

The two California senators asked Pat Cipollone, tapped to be the acting White House counsel in October, to broker a deal over three9th Circuit Court of Appeals positions.

“While we continue to oppose the slate of nominees the White House put forward on October 10, we remain hopeful that you will work with us to reach a bipartisan agreement in a timely manner,” they wrote.

They offered accepting Judge James Rogan, a Trump pick, as long as their choice Judge Lucy Koh is also confirmed. They also proposed that each party select a nominee from the other’s list to confirm.

The third candidate would require further negotiations, as would several openings for California district courts.

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