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Wednesday, April 21, 2004

"[B]y and with the Advice and Consent of the" Senator from North Carolina?

From How Appealing:

Senator John Edwards (D-NC) is on the verge of taking three years to decide whether to return a positive "Blue Slip" for a nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit: On May 9, 2001, President Bush announced eleven nominees to the U.S. Courts of Appeals. One of those nominees was Terrence W. Boyle (bio available here), who currently serves as Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Bush nominated Boyle to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Nearly three years later, this nominee hasn't even had a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing because Senator Edwards is still making up his mind whether to consent to or oppose the nomination.

Unbelievable. I realize Sen. Edwards has been busy losing the Democratic presidential nomination, but surely he could have gotten around to this by now. I presume he was a little better at making split-second decisions when he was standing in front of a jury.


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