Ending the “Truce”

by Jonathan H. Adler

This article suggests President Bush’s nomination of Michael Wallace to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit could end the “truce” over judicial nominations, in part because some civil rights groups have criticized the nomination. Funny, I did not realize there had been a truce. A cease fire, perhaps, but only because there have been few new nominations and the Senate Judiciary Committee is not moving particularly fast on pending nominees. Several of the President’s nominees, including Brett Kavanaugh (D.C. Circuit) and William Myers (9th Circuit), are staunchly opposed by Senate Democrats, and would have provoked opposition even without the Wallace nomination. (Link via How Appealing.)

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