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June 03, 2005

More fun ahead

Bush is apparently set to nominate 20 or 30 more judges, according to the Washington Post, after votes are held on Janice Rogers Brown, Bill Pryor, and possibly William Myers, who's not exempted from filibuster under the agreement reached by the 14 senators.

Here's what the President said at his news conference earlier this week:

"Whether that agreement means that a [nominee] is going to get an up-or-down vote, I guess it was vague enough for people to interpret the agreement the way they want to interpret it," he said. "I'll put a best face on it, and that is that since they're moving forward with Judge Owen, for example, and others, that 'extraordinary circumstances' means just that -- really extraordinary."

He paused. "I don't know what that means," he said to laughter. "I guess we're about to find out when it comes to other appellate judges."
Just a warm-up act for the expected Supreme Court nomination this summer.