Senate Democrats vow to block judicial appointees

[JURIST] Senate Democrats said Tuesday that they plan to take a tough stance on President Bush's proposed judicial appointments [pending White House nominations; current judicial vacancies], and commented that some Democrats regret not having blocked even more appointments. During Bush's first term, Democrats blocked votes on 10 appointments to the courts and confirmed more than 200. Last November, Republicans threatened to change long-standing Senate rules [CBS report] to strip Democrats of their ability to block votes. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid [official site] announced, "If they bring back the same judges we're going to do the same thing." AP has more.



 

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