Skip to comments.Sen. Leahy's judicial hostages
Posted on 11/20/2001 9:59:33 PM PST by kattracksEdited on 07/12/2004 3:49:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
As the nation gathers itself into family and community circles to give thanks for a bounty of freedom and plenty, it behooves us all to remember the helpless among us, those who languish outside the corridors of power, their voices unheard. We refer today to the 46 men and women President Bush has tapped for the federal bench whose nominations effectively remain hostage to a pernicious strain of politicking. Who would have imagined, back in the spring, that the honor of being nominated could have brought American citizens so low? But low they have been brought, consigned to a limbo of neglect by none other than Mr. Partisan Politics Himself, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy.
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