Bush's judicial nominees
Regarding Judicial nominees by President George Walker Bush, an October 8, 2004, report from People for the American Way Foundation "documents that concerns raised about Bush nominees to the federal appeals courts have been well-founded, as many of those judges now sitting on the bench wrote or joined opinions this year seeking to significantly limit congressional authority, protection of individual rights, and access to justice."
Bush Nominees to Other Courts
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- Judge Pickering, Again, New York Times Op-Ed, October 1, 2003: Charles W. Pickering, Sr. "of Mississippi, whose nomination for an important federal judgeship was wisely rejected once, is scheduled to be voted on again tomorrow in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Senate should again refuse to confirm him.... The Bush administration is pushing hard to put Judge Pickering, a federal district court judge, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which covers Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas."
- Thomas Ferraro, Senate Stops Bush Nominees, Ends Long Debate, Yahoo!News, November 14, 2003: "Democrats blocked two more of President Bush's federal appeals court nominees on Friday after a nonstop U.S. Senate debate of nearly 40 hours, boosting to six the number of stonewalled judicial candidates. ... In each of two votes, Republicans fell seven short of the 60 votes needed in the 100-member Senate to stop delaying tactics against California jurists Carolyn Kuhl and Janice Rogers Brown and clear the way for their confirmation."
- Neil A. Lewis, Bush Seats Judge, Bypassing Senate Democrats, New York Times, January 17, 2004: "President Bush on Friday used the Congressional recess to install Charles W. Pickering Sr. in a federal appeals court seat from which he had been blocked twice by the Senate because of Democratic opposition."
- Judicial Nominations Sent to the Senate, White House News Release, February 14, 2005.
- Robert S. Rivkin, "Bush's Judges: Stacking the Deck for the Next 40 Years," Pacific News Service, May 18, 2005.
- Robert S. Rivkin, "Read His Lips," Yahoo! News, September 30, 2005.
- "Bush Chooses Miers for Supreme Court," Associated Press, October 3, 2005.
- Laurie Kellman, "Reid mulls filibuster of judicial nominees," Associated Press (Seattle Post-Intelligencer), May 2, 2006. re Terrence W. Boyle, nominated for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, and Brett Kavanaugh, nominated for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
- Jamie Sterling, "Controversial judicial nominees may be filibustered: Reid," Jurist, May 3, 2006.
- Charles Babington, "Acrimony Over Bush Judicial Nominations Resurfaces. Senate Democrats Threaten To Filibuster Conservative Duo," Washington Post, May 3, 2006.
- Editorial: "An Unqualified Judicial Nominee," New York Times, May 3, 2006.
- "Bush and Frist Playing Right-Wing Politics with Judicial Nominations," People for the American Way, May 3, 2006.
- "ACLJ Calls for Senate to Give Judicial Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Up-or-Down Vote without Further Delay," American Center for Law and Justice, May 3, 2006.
- Edward Whelan, "A Public Disservice. Senate Democrats unjustly and hypocritically attack Kavanaugh," National Review Online, May 3, 2006.
- Will Evans, "Key Bush judge under ethics cloud. Following a Salon report, top Democrats say Bush nominee Terrence Boyle's record is 'outrageous' and that he has 'no place on the federal bench'," Salon, May 3, 2006.
- "Gang Of 14 Split On Kavanaugh?" The Hotline Blog/National Journal, May 3, 2006.
- "The Next Filibuster? Republicans should welcome a judicial brawl," WSJ Opinion Journal, May 4, 2006.
- Edward M. Kennedy, "Roberts and Alito Misled Us," Washington Post, July 30, 2006.