Three Nominees for the D.C. Circuit Court
Yesterday, President Obama announced that he is nominating three candidates -- Patricia Millett, Nina Pillard and Robert Wilkins -- for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, known as the second highest court in the country.
President Obama called on the Senate to set aside partisan politics in order to ensure a fair and functioning judiciary:
President Barack Obama delivers a statement announcing the nomination of three candidates for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 4, 2013. Nominees from left are: Robert Leon Wilkins, Cornelia "Nina" Pillard, and Patricia Ann Millett. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Fifty years ago, America was in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. Countless men and women demonstrated, protested, sacrificed, and bled for their right to be treated equally. In the last two weeks, we remembered a few of these heroes at the White House.
Our patent system is meant to encourage innovation and invention. But in recent years, companies called "patent trolls" have used abusive patent litigation designed to extract settlements based on questionable claims. Yesterday, President Obama issued five executive actions and seven legislative recommendations designed to address this issue.
In the latest installment of Being Biden, Vice President Biden remembers his friend, the late Senator Frank Lautenberg.
All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)
10:15 AM: The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
11:00 AM: The President meets with Secretary of the Treasury Lew
11:30 AM: The Vice President and Dr. Biden attend a funeral service for Senator Frank Lautenberg
12:10 PM: The President welcomes the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens to the White House
1:00 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
2:15 PM: The President makes a personnel announcement WATCH LIVE
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