Butler judicial nomination still on hold

    Sources say former Milwaukee judge Louis Butler’s nomination to the federal bench in Madison has been held up by the backup on confirmation votes for those appointed to various appeals court positions.
    The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, who has already cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been awaiting a confirmation vote in the full Senate. However, sources said it remains unclear when that vote will be held, given that Appeals Court nominations are the Senate’s priority right now, in terms of confirming judicial appointments.
    Some conservatives have also raised concerns over Butler’s nomination, tagging him as a liberal activist and pointing out that Wisconsin voters rejected him in 2008 when he tried to retain his seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He cleared the Judiciary Committee on a party-line vote.
    – WisPolitics.com

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