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Specter to Obama: Show Some Bipartisanship


In a letter to President Obama, Senator Specter has urged that, “as a sign of bipartisanship, you renominate some of President George W. Bush’s circuit court nominees who were not confirmed prior to the adjournment of the 110th Congress.”  Doing so “would echo the bipartisanship President Bush demonstrated when he renominated” Roger Gregory to the Fourth Circuit.  Specter identifies as nominees who “in particular deserve your consideration” Peter Keisler (D.C. Circuit), Paul Diamond (Third Circuit), and Glen Conrad (Fourth Circuit), all of whom “had bipartisan support, including the support of their Democratic home state Senators,” and all of whom were rated “well qualified by the nonpartisan [sic—oops] American Bar Association.”

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