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Another “Divisive Far Right Nominee”?


The attacks on 10th Circuit judicial nominee Bill Pryor, currently serving as Alabama’s state attorney general, have begun. Nan Aron of the Alliance for Justice claims Pryor’s record contains “something to offend virtually every constituency in the country” (quoted here). Americans United for Church and State claims the Pryor nomination is a sign of Bush’s “arrogance” and Ralph Neas claims the nomination continues the Bush practice of naming “divisive far right nominees” (quoted here). Despite the protestations of liberal groups, these news stories also reveal that Pryor has substantial home-state support across the political spectrum.