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Menendez reverses previous decision, supports Pres. Obama's judge nomination ^ | January 13, 2012 | By Amy Ellis Nutt

Posted on 01/14/2012 1:44:12 AM PST by SMGFan

WASHINGTON — Just hours after meeting with U.S. Magistrate Judge Patty Shwartz and a little more than a week after he said he was blocking President Obama’s nomination of Shwartz to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez reversed himself today. "After an in-depth discussion today with Judge Patty Shwartz, I am pleased to announce that I am supporting her nomination," Menendez (D-N.J.) said in a statement. "Judge Shwartz satisfactorily answered questions covering important legal topics such as current law on the rights of corporations under the First Amendment, constitutional limits on Executive Branch power and the application of heightened standards of review under the Constitution.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: judge; menendez; obama
Courage of his convictions? I hope someone can defeat him this year.
1 posted on 01/14/2012 1:44:20 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Envelope under the table, a note of disatisfaction or the kiss of death, you pick

2 posted on 01/14/2012 3:26:01 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: ronnie raygun

Since obama has been in office not one democrat senator has gone off the reservation on any issue.

3 posted on 01/14/2012 3:42:58 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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