FILE - In this June 3, 2013 file photo, Robert Wilkins, President Barack Obama's nominee to the District of Columbia Circuit Court, listens in the Rose Garden of the White House in Wash

 

              FILE - In this June 3, 2013 file photo, Robert Wilkins, President Barack Obama
FILE - In this June 3, 2013 file photo, Robert Wilkins, President Barack Obama's nominee to the District of Columbia Circuit Court, listens in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Just a week after the Senate hashed out a compromise for approving seven of President Barack Obama's nominees to run government departments, agencies and boards, Republicans on Wednesday signaled their opposition to Obama's plan for filling vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)