WASHINGTON ― Sen. (D-Ill.) on Wednesday ditched an agreement with the White House and to support two anti- judicial nominees from her state, instead voting against both.
Duckworth, who has a strong record in support of women’s reproductive rights, , David Dugan and Stephen McGlynn, as part of a bipartisan package of President ’s court picks. Under Illinois’ selection process for judicial nominees, the president’s party picks candidates for three out of every four district court vacancies, the other party picks the fourth candidate, and both parties agree to a package where all four nominees move forward together.
That was the case here ― except in the end, Duckworth couldn’t stomach Dugan’s and McGlynn’s nominations. Both were Republican picks for