The GOP-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday sent Terrence Boyle's 4th Circuit nomination to the full Senate for confirmation on a party-line vote, leaving him vulnerable to a possible Democratic filibuster. Boyle, a North Carolina federal judge, has been trying to win an appeals court seat since 1991, when he was nominated by the first President Bush. Boyle's critics say he has been reversed by higher courts too many times and has ruled unfairly on civil rights issues.
Boyle Nomination Goes to Full Senate Vote
The Associated Press
June 17, 2005