Koh Update: Cloture Motion Passes [UPDATED]

by Chris Borgen

Foreign Policy.com reports:

“Cloture passed on a 65-31 vote,” a Congressional source relays at 11:30am. “There was applause in the Senate gallery after the vote was announced. Republicans are threatening to exercise their right to use all 30 hours of floor debate before permitting a final vote, so Koh may not be formally confirmed until tomorrow.”

See also IntLawGrrls.  Yesterday, by the way, Senator Lugar issued a statement supporting Koh’s confirmation.

It remains to be seen whether the 30 hours of floor debate will be used or not.


Here’s the breakdown of the vote and various statistical charts.

Hat Tips: Stephanie Farrior (Vermont Law School) and Catherine Powell (Fordham Law School)


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