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Reid: Filing court vacancies is not ‘court packing’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) defended President Obama’s D.C. Appellate Court nominee Wednesday, saying it’s the president's job to fill court vacancies.

Some Republicans have vowed to block all of Obama’s D.C. Circuit Court nominees, including Patricia Millett, who is expected to get a procedural vote later this week.

“This is about stacking the court by changing the majority,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said Tuesday. “So there is no mystery about what is going on here … they want to pack the court with judges who will rubber stamp their big government agenda.”

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