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Flashtraffic: Bush renominates

President Bush renominates 30 federal judges, including Priscilla Owen and Charles Pickering

Issue: "30 years of destruction," Jan. 18, 2003

President Bush renominated 30 federal judges, including Mississippi's Charles Pickering and Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen. "We will use every tool in our arsenal"-including filibusters-to stop conservative judges from being confirmed, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) warned. But having decisively dealt with Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) over racially insensitive remarks, White House strategists feel emboldened, particularly to defend Mr. Pickering against false charges of racism.

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Joel C. Rosenberg
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