Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Conrad nomination to Fourth Circuit held up in partisan fight

Lisa Zagaroli has this article that begins:

U.S. District Judge Robert Conrad of Charlotte is either an arbitrator so honest that he would rule against his own brother or a conservative extremist who would “turn the clock back” on people's rights.

Whether his friends or foes are correct – or the truth is somewhere in between one thing seems certain: He is no closer to sitting on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, or even getting a confirmation hearing, than he was on the day President Bush nominated him a year ago.
The vacancy – the longest in the nation at 14 years – remains mired in a partisan battle among senators and the White House over who should become federal judges.

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