Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Priscilla Owen has been confirmed as a Circuit Court Judge

Congratulations to Priscilla Owen on become our nation's latest Circuit Court of Appeals Judge. It has been a long time coming. Thank you for hanging in there.

The vote was 56-43. Two Democrats (Landrieu of Louisiana and *gasp* Byrd of West Virginia) voted for her. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) voted against her. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii didn't vote.

That leaves two more judges on the "Memorandum of Understanding": Janice Rogers Brown and William Pryor. Brown was initially supposed to go next, but a vote on UN Ambassador nominee John Bolton has been pushed to the foreground.

Cap'n Ed says that's a big mistake. We'll see.

Frist doesn't seem particularly adroit when it comes to political momentum.

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