After being shot down by the Democratic-controlled Senate last year, Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen faces a slightly less hostile audience now in her pursuit of a seat on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But after a March 13 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination, it remains uncertain whether the controversial jurist ever will gain the approval of the full Senate.
Democrats Likely to Filibuster Owen Nomination
March 17, 2003