Tuesday, February 15

The Judge Battle Begins

Yesterday President Bush nominated 20 federal judges, good solid judges. Some of these names like Bill Pryor and Priscilla Owens are renominations from last session which the Democrats obstructed through the use of the filibuster. On this go around, Arlen Specter who struggled to get his appointment to the judicial committee, has promised that he has the votes to get through the nominees through the committee. Frist also has said that if he needs to he will change the rules to avoid the Dem. filibuster and that he has the votes to do so.