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Hope For Estrada?

Byron York’s piece today suggests an eventual deal is possible on judicial nominees that would effectively deep-six some current nominees but prevent any filibusters of future nominees. This makes me hold out hope that one of the current nominations to the D.C. Circuit fails and Bush renominates Miguel Estrada for a quick confirmation to that court, and then to the Supremes. I have nothing against Bush’s other D.C. circuit nominees, but none of them are Estrada. That someone of his caliber was denied confirmation to the appellate bench continues to stick in my craw.

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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