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Give Judge Gallagher a final vote

Give Judge Gallagher a final vote

On Sept. 8, 2015, President Barack Obama nominated Stephanie Gallagher, who has served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the District of Maryland since 2011, for a vacancy on the district of Maryland. Judge Gallagher is a well qualified, mainstream nominee who enjoys the powerful support of Maryland Democratic Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Judge Gallagher on Oct. 29 without dissent. However, the nominee has languished on the floor ever since, principally due to GOP leaders' refusal to allow her confirmation debate and vote.

Because Judge Gallagher is an experienced, consensus nominee and the district of Maryland needs this vacancy filled,...

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