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Bush calls for up-or-down Senate vote on judicial nominees

[JURIST] In a statement issued Monday while visiting Europe for World War II commemorations, President Bush once again urged the Senate to put his judicial nominees to an up-or-down vote [White House press release]. Two of the nominees highlighted in the Monday statement, Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen [US DOJ OLP profile] and North Carolina US District Judge Terry Boyle [US DOJ OLP profile], were nominated by Bush four years ago to fill vacancies on the federal appeals bench and have twice been passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee [official website] only to be filibustered on the Senate floor by Democrats, prompting recent GOP efforts to ban filibusters on judicial nominations [JURIST report]. Both nominees have been rated as well-qualified by the American Bar Association. UPI has more.

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