October 25, 2007

IF HARRY REID HAD BEEN MAJORITY LEADER:

Southwick confirmed to 5th Circuit (S.A. Miller, October 25, 2007, Washington Times)

The Senate yesterday confirmed the long-stalled nomination of Leslie H. Southwick to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, overcoming Democratic criticism that the Mississippi judge's past rulings were potentially racist and homophobic.

In a rare gesture of bipartisanship for the chamber this session, 12 Democrats helped the nomination clear a procedural 60-vote hurdle to reach final consideration.

It won final passage by a vote of 59-38 with support from 49 Republicans, nine Democrats and one independent.


...Bob Bork would be Chief Justice today.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 25, 2007 2:32 PM
Comments

Weel, it certainly wouldn't have happened with Bill Frist as Majority Leader (or even Trent Lott).

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 25, 2007 2:40 PM
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