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Feinstein helps advance court nominee

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by 2 Timothy2:1-4, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. 2 Timothy2:1-4

    2 Timothy2:1-4 New Member

    Dec 22, 2006
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    WASHINGTON (BP)--One of President Bush's embattled judicial nominees has escaped the Senate Judiciary Committee because a Democrat switched sides.

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D.-Calif., joined the nine Republicans on the committee Aug. 2 to forward the nomination of Leslie Southwick to the full Senate. Bush nominated Southwick to fill a vacancy on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    The Fifth Circuit, which is based in New Orleans, consists of the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

    After the panel's 10-9 vote, the White House issued a statement describing the action as "a refreshing victory for America's judicial system."