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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Conservative Activists Tilting at Windmills? Say It Ain't So.

On today's Morning Edition, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg discussed the current state of play regarding circuit court nominations, focusing on the dogged -- but, she implied, probably quixotic -- efforts of conservative activists to "pile on" the success the White House has already enjoyed in advancing its judicial agenda. Reading between the lines, Totenberg seems to say, "What are these guys carping about? The vacancy rate is so low that the federal bench is considered to be effectively filled, Republican appointees now dominate the federal judiciary, and the remaining nominees the activists are pushing -- Haynes, Boyle, Myers and Wallace -- are so problematic that Republicans don't want to be put in the uncomfortable position of voting on (and maybe against) them." Well said -- er, implied.

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