(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement after the Senate voted 51-44 to confirm Nina Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court. Pillard is the second federal appellate court nominee to be confirmed by the Senate since it voted in November to lower the threshold to move to a vote on such nominees from 60 to 51.
“This vote, which I was proud to passionately advocate, marks a great day for justice in America. Nina Pillard exemplifies the intellect and integrity the courts need, and the talent and temperament characteristic of our best judges. Most important, she is committed unshakably to the rule of law. She has been a superlative legal advocate and scholar, who will now assure that law is applied fairly and impartially.”