The Senate Judiciary Committee is moving forward with a batch of federal judicial candidates for Georgia this week, but one name will be noticeably absent: beleaguered nominee Michael Boggs.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the committee, announced Wednesday that he is adding six of the seven pending nominees for federal court seats in Georgia to this week’s agenda.
Georgia’s two Republican senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, “asked that I move forward with the Georgia nominees who were ready for a Committee vote,” Leahy said in a statement. “I thank both of them for their willingness to move forward with these important nominations.”
Boggs’ nomination will remain pending before the committee.