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.

UPDATE:

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

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

http://opiniojuris.org/2009/06/24/koh-update-cloture-motion-passes/

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