As expected, President Bush renominated Justice Priscilla Owen to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Bush also renominated Judge Charles Pickering to the same court, despite predictions in some quarters that Pickering’s nomination would fall victim to the Lott fiasco. In all, thirty judicial candidates were renominated. Expect hearings on several high-profile nominees (e.g. Jeffrey Sutton, Deborah Cook, Miguel Estrada and John Roberts) shortly.