The Corner

15 Year Delay

This morning the Washington Post reminds us all that Judge Terrence Boyle has been waiting fifteen years for his confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He was first nominated by President George H.W. Bush in 1991, and has been blocked by Democrats since.

It is also worth noting that it was Democrats’ refusal to move the Boyle nomiation in 1991 and 1992 that prompted Senator Jesse Helms to block Clinton’s nominations for the same seat on the Fourth Circuit.

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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