August 31, 2006

SHOULDN'T "BUCKING" BE "WELCOMING"?:

Boyle Included In Nominees for Appeals Court (Associated Press, August 31, 2006)

Bucking opposition in the Senate, President Bush on Wednesday nominated five people for the U.S. Court of Appeals, including one whom Democrats have threatened to block with a filibuster.

News that Bush had decided to nominate the conservative jurists came before Bush spoke at a fundraiser for Bob Corker, who faces a tough Senate race against Democratic nominee Harold Ford Jr.

"I need a U.S. senator who understands that we need people on the bench who will strictly interpret the Constitution and not use the bench to legislate," Bush said.

A White House statement said Bush was nominating Terrence Boyle of North Carolina and William James Haynes II of Virginia to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, Michael Brunson Wallace of Mississippi for the 5th Circuit, and William Gerry Myers III of Idaho and Norman Randy Smith of Idaho for the 9th Circuit.


The Revolution rolls on.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 31, 2006 8:28 AM
Comments

Wasn't the gang of 14 supposed to get these judges through already?

Posted by: AWW at August 31, 2006 9:30 AM

Lindsay Graham is holding Haynes, and the Dems are fighting Boyle with puffed up conflict of interest accusations. Plus, the ABA is now openly attacking every GOP nominee (by downgrading their original "ratings"). Even Arlen Specter has probably had enough - but can Frist shove them through before November?

Posted by: jim hamlen at August 31, 2006 10:26 AM

Before they're nominated?

Posted by: oj at August 31, 2006 11:45 AM
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