The 11th Circuit on Thursday rejected an attempt by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy to keep Judge William H. Pryor Jr. from participating in cases that will be argued before the full court next week, saying the senator's amicus brief arrived too late for consideration. The dry decision on procedure did not hide the strong political emotions that surround Pryor, whose outspoken opinions made his nomination one of the most contentious in recent history.
Kennedy's Last-Ditch Effort to Block Pryor Fails
June 11, 2004
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