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Holmes Squeaks Through

President Bush’s nomination of J. Leon Holmes to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas squeaked through with 51 votes. Although Holmes is backed by both Arkansas Senators, some Republicans broke ranks, including Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Surprisingly, though, Senator Arlen Specter supported the President’s pick.

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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