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A Tale of Two Nominees for the 10th



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“This tale of two conservative judicial nominees, one white and one black, shows that race can still be a sensitive area in federal court nominations.”  So begins this National Law Journal article on Tenth Circuit nominees Jerome Holmes and Neil Gorsuch.  Holmes, the first black nominee to the Tenth Circuit, is under fire from civil rights groups for his past criticisms of affirmative action.  Gorsuch, on the other hand, has been an outspoken critic of doctor-assisted suicide, but has yet to generate much opposition at all.



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