What was to be a Senate Judiciary Committee consensus approval of five district court judge nominees and the nominee for solicitor general collapsed in disarray Thursday in a fight for disclosure of interrogation memos from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel. A delay of the vote until next week will leave just one day to vote the nominees out of the committee and win confirmation on the Senate floor before senators recess and return home to campaign for the November election.
Senate Hearing on Judge Nominees Collapses in Disarray Over DOJ 'Torture' Memos
The National Law Journal
September 22, 2008