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New Nominees for the Sixth?

The Detroit News reports that President Bush may be close to naming two nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from Michigan. The two most likely to get the nod, according to the article, are U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Murphy III and Raymond Kethledge, an attorney in private practice. Such appellate nominations are long overdue. President Bush made a handful of nominations to federal district courts last week, but has not made many appellate nominations since the confirmation of Justice Samuel Alito.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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