Senate advances appeals court nominee

The Senate on Thursday voted 57-39 to invoke cloture on the nomination of Cheryl Ann Krause for the third circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Krause is currently a partner in the Philadelphia office of Dechert LLP, where she has worked since 2006. She also serves as a law lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. 

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President Obama nominated Krause in February. A confirmation vote might take place after the July 4 recess.