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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Bush nominees to federal court bench to be acted on by Senate Judiciary Committee this summer....

It should be a long hot---perhaps red hot---summer in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Hopefully all three nominees will make it to the Senate floor for an up or down vote. It's about time!

Be on the lookout for William Haynes' possible second hearing and full-Senate confirmation vote first, with Michael Wallace and Terrence Boyle to follow. Boyle's confirmation vote has been long-stalled by obstructionist Democrats' phony charges of conflict of interest, even though Boyle was approved and reported out by the Judiciary Committee.

Obstructive politics of personal destruction has become the order of the day for hard left Senate Democrats who have fought approval of all GWBush nominees to the federal courts---especially Roberts and Alito for the Supreme Court.

PelicanPost will be reporting on the progress of approval of these nominees. With any luck at all, Specter won't drag his feet in shepherding these guys through. He can't seem to get his mind wrapped around anything but attention-gathering and throwing cold water on the NSA surveillance program to track foreign terrorists' communications with their contacts in the U.S.A.

More on the judicial nominees below and here. Related article on this topic, with regard to Sen. Lindsay Graham's (R-SC) "blurring the distinction between Democrats' repeated use of obstructionist tactics and Republicans' principled treatment of judicial nominees"---a practice that has been harmful to Republicans---at powerline.
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"Senate Set for Busy Summer on Judicial Nominees"

"The Senate Judiciary Committee is quietly maneuvering to act on two of President Bush's appellate court nominees this summer, while a third nominee awaiting action on the Senate floor is slowly moving closer to a vote...

A GOP aide said the Judiciary Committee is moving toward a vote on William Haynes' confirmation to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in July.... Chairman Arlen Specter (R.-Pa.) is likely hold a second hearing, at which time Haynes would be given the opportunity to defend himself from Democrat attacks for his role as general counsel at the Department of Defense...
The Bush Administration... is agreeable to a second hearing for Haynes...

Another nominee, Michael Wallace, who was tapped by Bush for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is also slated to get his first hearing before the committee in July... Wallace has com

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