This Friday the Obama Administration withdrew controversial nominee Caitlin Halligan from consideration for the DC Circuit Court. Politco
Halligan had been nominated to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, but Senate Republicans blocked her confirmation for the second time earlier this month despite lamentations from the White House that she was enormously qualified and had waited more than 700 days since being nominated the first time in 2011.
The President issued a statement expressing his disappointment with the Senate's failure to act. Saying,
"I am deeply disappointed that even after nearly two and a half years, a minority of Senators continued to block a simple up-or-down vote on her nomination,"