Jeffrey A. Meyer Appointed U.S. District Judge for the District of Connecticut
Judge Meyer's confirmation marked an important moment in the essential process of filling appointments to the federal bench, which in the recent past had been stymied by Congressional impasse. Invoking its new cloture rules, the Senate ended a Republican filibuster and proceeded to a confirmation vote with a majority, rather than the previously required supermajority. The Senate voted 91-2 in favor of Judge Meyer's confirmation, filling a vacancy that had existed in the understaffed district court since the tragic and untimely death of Hon. Mark R. Kravitz in late 2012.
The Senate was well justified in its expression of confidence in Judge Meyer.
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