Ron Johnson stopped Obama from filling key Appeals Court seat
Now we know why President Barack Obama was unable to make a crucial appointment to the appeals court which last week affirmed Wisconsin's voter ID law and gave Scott Walker and the suppressionist party a leg up in the November election. Fascinating story:
Although ten judges voted on whether to reconsider Wisconsin’s voter ID law, there are actually eleven active judgeships on the Seventh Circuit. The eleventh seat, however, has been vacant for more than four years.
In 2010, President Obama nominated a University of Wisconsin law professor named Victoria Nourse to this vacancy — Nourse was one of four potential nominees suggested to the White House by a nominating commission sponsored by the state’s two senators. This nomination died, however, after Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) defeated incumbent Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) in the 2010 election...
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