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Estrada’s Replacement

Yesterday President Bush nominated Thomas Griffith, general counsel of Brigham Young University, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Howard Bashman as the details. Griffith was nominated to fill the vacancy creted by the retirement of Judge Patricia Wald. Incidentally, this is the same vacancy for which President Bush nominated Miguel Estrada. Let’s hope this nomination has greater success.

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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