Three Judges Are Flash Points in Senate Clash ; A Vote on Their Nominations Thursday Could Lead to Long-Awaited Showdown over the Federal Courts
Gail Russell Chaddock writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
With tomorrow's committee vote on three of President Bush's most controversial judicial nominations, the Senate - urged on by some of the most powerful interests in Washington - is poised for a long- awaited showdown over the federal courts.
Each has been nominated before - and denied a vote on the floor of the Senate based on arguments ranging from incompetence to extremism. But this time, Senate GOP leaders say a Democratic filibuster will not stand. They threaten a rule change that Democrats warn will shut down the Senate.
Until now, Judiciary chairman Arlen Specter (R) of Pennsylvania had moved to a committee vote only those nominations that he expected could …
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