Senate sends Green's judicial nomination back to Obama | People
Monroe County District Attorney Mike Green will have to wait even longer to find out if he'll become a federal judge.
According to Senate documents, the U.S. Senate voted to send Green's nomination back to the White House on Saturday, as lawmakers begin a month-long break. Several other nominations were also sent back for reconsideration.
This move by the Senate gives President Obama two choices. He can either re-nominate Green and the other candidates next year, or he can fill the positions by making appointments over the recess.
All candidates for federal judgeship must be approved by the Senate. Green was originally nominated by President Obama. Senate Republicans have appeared to be set on blocking most of the nominees brought forward by the president.
The Senate will being its new session on January 23rd.
Green has served as district attorney for Monroe County since 2004. He'll be replaced by Sandra Doorley after the first of the year.
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