It’s been a year since U.S. District Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania was nominated by President Obama to fill an emergency vacancy on the federal appeals bench. But even though he is one step away from Senate confirmation, the process continues to drag on.

Despite having the support of both of his home-state senators and passing a vote during a July 9 Senate Judiciary Committee meeting allowing him to clear the penultimate hurdle to confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Restrepo is in limbo.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]