Judge Opposed by Democrats Confirmed

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By 59 to 38, the Senate confirmed Judge Leslie H. Southwick to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Nominations to that court are often sensitive because of the region’s history of discrimination, and this one was no exception, as some civil rights advocates accused Democrats of cynical deal-making with Republicans in return for support on spending bills.

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....when Democrats oppose something. They vot... by Mark E. Smith on Thursday, Oct 25, 2007 at 2:02:28 AM