The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked at the nomination of Julie Rikelman for U.S. Courtroom of Appeals for the First Circuit. Rikelman argued for the abortion health facility within the case that ended in the overturning of the landmark ruling that established the proper to an abortion.
The committee tied 11-11 on Rikelman’s nomination to the Boston-based federal appeals court docket. Rikelman is a senior litigation director for the Heart for Reproductive Rights and represented a Mississippi health facility that challenged the state’s ban on terminating pregnancies after 15 weeks within the Dobbs v. Jackson Girls’s Well being case prior to the U.S. Perfect Courtroom, wherein the bulk overturned the proper to an abortion established within the 1973 opinion Roe v. Wade.