Jill A. Pryor is known here for a law review article she wrote 26 years ago on presidential eligibility, one in which she said that persons like Barack Obama are eligible. President Obama nominated her for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals back in 2012, and her nomination has been delayed along with many judicial appointments in the Senate. Birthers have advocated blocking Pryor’s nomination.
The Senate voted yesterday to invoke cloture on debate over her nomination and to proceed to a vote on September 8. Confirmation is all but certain.
The whole notion that the Senate is blocking Obama’s judicial appointments more so than Democrats did to Bush appointments is one where different sides of the issue tell different stories. It depends on how you count.