Thursday, July 17, 2003

Liberals and Maryland senators oppose Claude Allen nomination

More was heard earlier this week from the opponents of President Bush's nomination of Claude Allen to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit left by the death of Judge Francis Murnaghan from Baltimore, as reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch in this article, which quotes a letter from Senators Sarbanes and Mikulski as saying "We cannot accept the shifting of a seat away from Maryland, which has twenty percent of the Circuit's population and should be allocated three of its fifteen judges."

The articles below on Judge Duncan note that there has not been a single North Carolina judge on the Court in years.

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