The Detroit News reports that President Bush may be close to naming two nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from Michigan. The two most likely to get the nod, according to the article, are U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Murphy III and Raymond Kethledge, an attorney in private practice. Such appellate nominations are long overdue. President Bush made a handful of nominations to federal district courts last week, but has not made many appellate nominations since the confirmation of Justice Samuel Alito.
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