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Recess Appointments For Judges

The Hill reports that some Republicans are pressuring the White House to make recess apointments to fill judicial vacancies kept open by the Democratic filibuster. Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, for instance, supports a recess appointment of stalled judicial nominee Charles Pickering. The story also claims Bush offered a recess appointment to Miguel Estrada, who turned it down.

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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