Senate confirms three federal judges

The Senate on Monday night confirmed three district judgeships, which led Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) to boast that the GOP has approved nearly one-fifth of President Obama's judicial nominations in just a few short weeks.

But Grassley also said there are still many pending vacancies, and urged the administration to work more quickly to make new nominations to fill those posts.

By voice vote, the Senate confirmed Sue Myerscough to be U.S. District Judge for the Central District of Illinois.

By a 89-0 vote, the Senate confirmed James Shadid to be U.S. District Judge for the Central District Illinois. And by another 89-0 vote, the Senate confirmed Anthony Battaglia to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California.

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