Senate Judiciary Committee Getting Back to Business

Posted September 2, 2009 at 3:18pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday will dive right back into its work when it hosts confirmation hearings on one executive branch nominee and four of President Barack Obama’s picks for the federal bench.

The panel members, whose steady pace of clearing nominees was briefly slowed by their consideration of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, will take up the nomination of Ignacia Moreno for an assistant attorney general post, along with Roberto A. Lange for district judge of South Dakota, Irene Cornelia Berger for district judge for the southern district of West Virginia and Charlene Edwards Honeywell as district judge for the middle district of Florida. Joseph A. Greenaway, a circuit court judicial nominee, will also testify at the hearing.

The Judiciary panel this year has approved 32 nominations. The committee has also voted out four judicial nominees, including Sotomayor for the high court.