Friday, November 17, 2006

What will a Democratic Senate mean for Bush's 5th Circuit Appointments?

For you appellate lawyers out there via Tom Kirkendall, here's some interesting scuttelbut on possible nominations to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals from Above the Law. Meanwhile, via Howard Bashman, John Council at the Texas Lawyer has more on the same subject.

It's not just the 5th Circuit; the switch to Democratic control of the US Senate could force President Bush to disavow his more radical judicial nominees and seek consensus with Senate Democrats on many judicial appointments.

1 comment:

John D. McLauchlan said...

It's only beginning to dawn on me that Democratic control of the Senate could encourage the President to be a bit more moderate on his judicial nominations. We shall see...