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Some of the judges being considered as Bush’s first judicial nominees: � Peter Keisler for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.: a prominent Washington lawyer who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and for Robert Bork when he was on the appeals court in Washington. � Terry Boyle for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.: a judge on the District Court in North Carolina and a former Helms staffer whose nomination was blocked by Democrats during the first President Bush’s term. � Roger Gregory for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.: a Clinton nominee who was blocked by Senate Republicans last year; Clinton gave him a one-year appointment to the appeals court, which expires at the end of the year. � Edith Brown Clement for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans: a U.S. District Judge in New Orleans. � Jeffrey Sutton for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati: a former Ohio solicitor general who pressed several states’ rights cases against the federal government; was originally appointed by President Bush’s father but never received a confirmation vote by the Senate. � Christopher Cox for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco: a staunch conservative Congressman from California. � Carolyn Kuhl for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco: a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge who was a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy before he was elevated to the high court. � Miguel Estrada for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia: a former assistant to the solicitor general and a law partner of Theodore B. Olson, the current president’s nominee for solicitor general. � John Roberts for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia: former clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, whose earlier nomination was never acted on during the first President Bush’s administration. Copyright 2001 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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