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Monday, October 30, 2006

Brownback Jeopardizes Bipartisan Compromise on Michigan Judges

The Associated Press is reporting that Michigan Democratic Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow have placed holds on the judicial nominations of two federal judges. Robert Jonker and Paul Maloney were part of a bipartisan compromise on district court judicial appointments in Michigan. Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) has placed a hold on Janet Neff, the third nominee involved in the compromise, forcing Levin and Stabenow to stall the other two nominees to enforce the deal. Read more about the saga of Brownback and Neff here, here, and here.

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