“You cannot find a blemish on this man’s personal integrity,” Coburn said ahead of the vote Monday. “I’ve never met anybody who knew the Constitution and its limitations better than Judge Bacharach.

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“This will be the first judge that I will have voted for that I have no doubt of his absolute fidelity to the Constitution.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyDem senator asks for 'top to bottom' review of Syria policy A guide to the committees: Senate Verizon angling to lower price of Yahoo purchase: report MORE (D-Vt.) said that last year’s GOP filibuster against Bacharach “diminished” the federal court system since Bacharach had bipartisan support out of committee.

“Because of this filibuster … the people of Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming have been needlessly denied his services as a Tenth Circuit Judge for almost eight months,” Leahy said.