Results tagged “Michael Fitzgerald”

Michael Fitzgerald, an out gay California lawyer, received overwhelming approval today from the U.S. Senate, with a 91-6 vote, for his nomination to serve as a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California -- making him the fourth out LGBT federal, lifetime-tenured judge in the nation. Fitzgerald's confirmation will make him the first ... [Read]

It was announced today that, following an agreement reached between the parties' leaders, the Senate will be voting in the coming weeks on 14 of President Obama's judicial nominees -- including out gay nominee Michael Fitzgerald, whose nomination for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California is due to be voted on about 2 p.m. Thursday, March ... [Read]

Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced that he was filing a cloture petition to attempt to force Senate votes on 17 federal trial court judge nominees, including out gay attorney Michael W. Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald, who was nominated by President Obama in July 2011 for a judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, had ... [Read]

[Photo: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) opens a business committee meeting to consider the Respect for Marriage Act, as well as several judicial nominations. (Photo by Chris Geidner.)] Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee began its formal consideration of the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation introduced earlier this year that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Additionally, the ... [Read]

[Photo: President Barack Obama greets departing Associate Counsel to the President Alison J. "Ali" Nathan, left, Meg Satterthwaite, and their twin sons Oliver and Nathan, in the Outer Oval Office on July 7, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.)] Today, the U.S. Senate is slated to vote on the nomination of Alison Nathan for a seat on ... [Read]

[Image: Michael Fitzgerald testifies before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 4, 2011.] President Barack Obama's fourth out LGBT judicial nominee, California attorney Michael Fitzgerald, appeared before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon along with three other federal trial court nominees for a brief hearing on their nominations. Fitzgerald was nominated by Obama on July 20 for a ... [Read]