August 06, 2007

"Southwick Win is Huge Setback for Dems, But Fight is Not Over"

Here's a link to the CFJ press release regarding last week's Senate Judiciary Committee approval of Judge Leslie Southwick's nomination to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The release highlights the impact of Senator Feinstein's Judiciary Committee vote in favor of Southwick, and also the importance of all four major GOP Presidential contenders' willingness to make public statements in support of Judge Southwick last week. But the release also points out that "With 29 nominees waiting, Reid & Leahy must keep pace with their promise" to confirm at least one appeals court judges per month.