The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Judge Filip’s nomination as Deputy Attorney General has cleared one of its final hurdles — click here for the story.  Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) agreed to remove a hold placed on Judge Filip’s confirmation vote after Attorney General Michael Mukasey answered Senator Durbin’s questions regarding the legality of interrogation techniques.  According to a Chicago Tribune story (click here for the story), Judge Filip is expected to be confirmed by the Senate.  Of course, that is not surprising since the Senate previously confirmed him to become a federal district judge.