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U.S. appeals court nominee Robert E. Bacharach may have to be nominated again next year

Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn blames “inside politics” for possibility that Bacharach, who has strong bipartisan support, might not be confirmed this year

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: December 23, 2012

WASHINGTON — Robert E. Bacharach, an Oklahoma nominee with strong bipartisan support for a seat on a federal appeals court, may not clear the Senate by the end of the month, meaning he would have to go through the entire confirmation process again next year.

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