Friday, January 11, 2008

Bush could fill court vacancies

Here is an interesting op-ed by Carl Tobias on the Fourth Circuit and Dubya's failure to nominate folks to fill vacant slots:

If Bush hopes to fill the Luttig vacancy in 2008 when the presidential election slows judicial confirmations, he should work with Virginia's senators to find a consensus nominee. The place to start (and end) is the five highly-qualified consensus candidates designated in the careful, bipartisan approach that Warner and Webb employed. If Bush ignores the five and the senators, the next president will fill Luttig's seat.

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