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LA Times to Senate Dems: Stop Blocking Judges


In this house editorial today—“Don’t keep blocking judges”—the Los Angeles Times calls for an end to the Senate “logjam” on judicial confirmations.  In particular, the Times says that D.C. Circuit nominee Peter Keisler “deserves a vote” and that the “10 pending nominations to appeals courts and 18 to district courts … should not be put on hold in hopes that a Democrat will be elected president in November.” 

The Los Angeles Times, the largest paper in California, would never be mistaken for a conservative voice.  Let’s hope Senate Democrats—and especially Senate Judiciary Committee member Dianne Feinstein, who displayed commendable fairness on the Fifth Circuit nomination of Leslie Southwick—pay attention.

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