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Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a motion to cut off a filibuster against the nomination of Caitlin Halligan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Halligan has been smeared by the right-wing media based on a number of myths about her record. Media Matters has posted an extended debunking of those media myths and presents a summary of them here.
REALITY: Halligan Has Support From Across The Political Spectrum. Halligan's supporters include:
- Lawyers who clerked for conservative Supreme Court justices. [Letter from Halligan's Supreme Court co-clerks, 2/28/11, via JudgingTheEnvironment.org]
- An attorney nominated by President George W. Bush to the D.C. Circuit. [Letter from 21 attorneys, 3/4/11, via JudgingTheEnvironment.org]
- Numerous law enforcement personnel. [JudgingTheEnvironment.org, accessed 12/2/11]