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“Quicksand for Judges”


That’s the title of this Wall Street Journal house editorial today on Senate Democrats’ obstruction of President Bush’s judicial nominees.  Here’s one stark set of statistics: 


According to the Committee for Justice, the average number of days from nomination to confirmation for circuit court nominees has risen to 348 days during the Bush Administration from an average of 238 days under President Clinton. Nominations by Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan made it through in an average of 69 days each. 

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