June 10, 2007
SHOULD HAVE WORRIED ABOUT THAT...:
Conservatives Worry About Court Vacancies (Robert Barnes and Michael Abramowitz, 6/10/07, Washington Post )
A White House failure to move quickly to fill judicial openings around the country is fueling concern among conservative allies that President Bush may miss an opportunity to use his final months in office to continue putting his stamp on the federal judiciary.
Bush enjoyed great success in installing conservative jurists in his six years in office, from district court judges to his two nominees to the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.
But in the closing months of his administration, Bush faces what University of North Carolina law professor Michael J. Gerhardt calls the "double whammy" of a Senate controlled by Democrats on one hand, and senators of his own party determined to play a greater role in judicial selections on the other.
...before they turned on the GOP Congress.
Posted by Orrin Judd at June 10, 2007 12:00 AM