by Shannen W. Coffin

Reports are that Arlen Specter has changed his mind and will not require Judge William Pryor to stand trial again — er, that is, to appear for another confirmation hearing — before voting his nomination out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. This is good news. If the Democrats indeed plan to filibuster Pryor again, why require him to go through the ordeal of another confirmation hearing? And even if they didn’t, what more is there to learn about him? We’ve done this once. Let’s get on with the show.

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