Even if Chairman Leahy had not brought district court confirmations grinding to a halt, the Democratic ticket’s vice presidential nominee has been unaccountably holding up a nomination to his own state’s district court that was made by the president in February. The nominee is U.S. Attorney Colm Connolly, rated well-qualified by the ABA. Senator Biden’s hometown newspaper thinks he is not serving his state’s interests very well. Whom does he represent, anyway? Delawareans or his party’s national elites?