Monday, July 02, 2007

Those still vacant seats on the Fourth Circuit

Larry O'Dell of the AP had this interesting update on the vacancies on the Fourth Circuit, quoting among others Virginia appellate guru Steve Emmert.

A little while back, someone at Power Line offered this discouraged post, titled "The Fourth Circuit - Going, Going, Gone?"

The story remains the same - the Bush administration has frittered away their chances to load the circuit bench with their choices, and now they will be lucky to get anyone confirmed. Senator Webb's creditable willingness to cooperate with Senator Warner in putting together a joint list of names for the Fourth Circuit adds to intensity to the question, why doesn't the White House act?

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