Senate clears 24th judicial nominee this year

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Susan Carney, 71-28, on Tuesday to serve on the second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Carney is the third circuit court nominee confirmed this year and the 24th overall judicial nominee.

President Obama nominated Carney for the seat being vacated by Judge Barrington Daniels Parker Jr. on May 20, 2010 — almost exactly one year ago. 

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