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Next up for new Idaho federal judge: A Senate vote

Judge David Nye testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Idaho's Republican senators, Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, also attended the hearing to introduce Nye and testify on his behalf. Nye was nominated by President Barack Obama in April.
Judge David Nye testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Idaho's Republican senators, Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, also attended the hearing to introduce Nye and testify on his behalf. Nye was nominated by President Barack Obama in April. McClatchy

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve David Nye as a federal judge for Idaho, a move aimed at easing the state’s judicial emergency.

The panel signed off on Nye on a voice vote, sending President Barack Obama’s nominee to the full Senate for a final vote.

But that won’t happen until September, at the earliest, as Congress prepares to take a seven-week summer recess.

For more details about the vote, follow this link.

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