Two Get Through, Others Stalled

by Jonathan H. Adler

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved two Bush nominees for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit–Richard Griffin and David McKeague. Both are nominees from Michigan who were previously blocked by Senate Democrats in retaliation for Republicans’ blocking some of President Clinton’s Michigan nominees. Action on two other appellate nominees, Terrence Boyle and Brett Kavanaugh, scheduled for today was put off yet again. This AP story does not indicate why the Boyle and Kavanaugh nominations were held over, though there is speculation that the Kavanaugh nomination is doomed by tacit agreement of the “Gang of Fourteen.”