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Judgeships, Part Two

The Washington Post reports that "Bush Will Renominate 20 Judges". I hope that this means the Senate is ready to step up to the plate and end this filibuster nonsense when it comes to Judgeships. (hattip Patterico)

President Bush announced yesterday his intention to renominate 20 people previously blocked by Senate Democrats for federal court seats, setting the stage for a renewal of the bitter partisan battles over the makeup of the federal judiciary.

The president's list includes seven appeals court candidates whose nominations were stalled on the Senate floor by Democrats, who said the nominees' conservative views were out of the mainstream. The other nominations never made it to the full Senate. Buoyed by his reelection and a four-seat Republican gain in the Senate, Bush said he will submit the nominees' names when the Senate returns to work next month.