Bench Memos

Wallace Hearing Postponed

Tomorrow’s scheduled hearing on Mike Wallace’s nomination to the Fifth Circuit has been postponed indefinitely.  The reason, as I understand it, is that, in Chairman Specter’s (very reasonable) judgment, the ABA’s failure to provide the Judiciary Committee its report on Wallace and its failure to submit its testimony in a timely manner gave the Committee and Wallace an insufficient opportunity to prepare for the hearing.


The short-term result is unfair in that Wallace suffers delay as a result of the ABA’s failings.  But there’s good reason to believe that the ABA will pay a price for stiffing Specter.


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