Thursday, June 09, 2005
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Another Judicial Victory

The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Alabama native Janice Rogers Brown to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today. The vote was 56-44. The only Democrat to break ranks and vote for Brown was Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska.

Senators also voted to end the filibuster on former Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor's nomination. Pryor's nomination will likely come up for a vote Thursday evening.

Democrats persist in labeling many of President Bush's judicial nominees as "extreme" and "outside the mainstream." It's difficult to understand how favoring the interpretation of the Constitution and laws according to the plain, original meaning of the text is "extreme," but in the age of Griswold, Roe, and Lawrence, that's what it's come to.

For a few real examples of judicial extremism, take a look at this post on NRO' s Bench Memos blog, documenting some of the interesting opinions held by Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Clinton appointee.