Senators voted late today to confirm Motley Rice partner John "Jack" McConnell Jr. for U.S. District Court in Rhode Island.
The vote was 50-44, and it came hours after senators broke a threatened filibuster. Under Senate rules, Republicans could have delayed the vote for a day, but they decided not to.
Click here for our post on the 63-33 vote to end debate, the highest hurdle that McConnell faced in winning confirmation. Click here for our post on Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who was alone among his colleagues in voting “present” on the proposed filibuster.