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Saturday, July 19, 2014

First African-American Missouri SCT Judge Confirmed to Federal Court

Ronnie White lost senate confirmation vote 15 years ago but wins this week.

Nan Aron, president of the Alliance for Justice, said the senate confirmation vote "illustrates the importance of last year's changes to Senate rules. Given the Republican track record on judicial nominations in general—and this one in particular—it's not clear that Judge White would have been confirmed if not for reforms allowing a simple majority vote to end a filibuster."

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