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November 5, 2007

Senate Votes - Leslie Southwick Nomination

Nomination of Leslie Southwick, of Mississippi, to be U.S. Circuit Judge

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination
Cloture Motion Agreed to 62-35

On the Nomination
Nomination Confirmed 59-38

Senate Confirms Southwick to 5th Circuit
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the controversial nomination of Leslie Southwick to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, after thwarting a potential Democratic filibuster that Republicans warned would set a bad precedent for future Democratic presidents.

Southwick confirmed by Senate
By the time Southwick cleared the Senate, Feinstein had become the Democrat that Republicans love.

No Easing of Bush's Stance On Judicial Nominations
The Senate’s recent confirmation of Mississippi judge Leslie Southwick to a seat on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, over the objections of the Congressional Black Caucus and other liberal activists, seemed to show that for all President Bush’s troubles and low approval ratings, he might still be able to continue putting staunch conservatives on the federal bench.

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