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Blocked by GOP, Obama withdraws court nomination

WASHINGTON — President Obama withdrew his nomination of Caitlin Halligan to a federal appeals court Friday, handing a victory to Republicans in the Senate who twice blocked his pick for the key judicial post.

Calling the obstruction by Republicans unjustified and unacceptable, Obama said he agreed to Halligan’s request to be pulled from consideration even though she would have served with distinction on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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