Four Judicial Nominees Ask to Withdraw

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    Are they afraid to continue?

    Four Judicial Nominees Ask to Withdraw


    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Published: January 9, 2007
    Filed at 8:37 p.m. ET

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a concession to the Senate's new Democratic majority, President Bush won't rename four controversial federal appeals court nominees whose confirmations were blocked last year, Republican officials said Tuesday.

    William Haynes, William G. Myers III and Michael Wallace all asked to have their appointments withdrawn, these officials said. Judge Terrence Boyle was informed of the White House's decision, according to an ally.

    Haynes is the Pentagon's top lawyer, and was an architect of the Bush's now-abandoned policy toward treatment of detainees in the war on terror. He had been tapped for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Boyle is a federal judge in North Carolina, and his appointment to the 4th Circuit provoked opposition from Democrats who cited his rulings in civil rights and disability cases, as well as his higher-than-average reversal rate by higher courts.

    Myers, nominated to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, sparked opposition from environmentalist organizations and their allies among Senate Democrats.

    Wallace's appointment to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals drew opposition from Democrats, civil rights groups and the American Bar Association.

    Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has said only ''consensus nominees'' are likely to win confirmation under the new Democratic majority -- a declaration that effectively doomed the chances for the four men whose appointments were left in limbo when the Senate adjourned last year for the elections.

    Deputy White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said the president was disappointed about the withdrawals.

    ''Each of these nominees was well-qualified to serve as judges and would have been confirmed if they had been given a fair, up-or-down vote in the Senate,'' Perino said. ''Unfortunately, a few selected senators prevented these nominees from receiving fair consideration. The president is disappointed in this inaction, and hopes that the days of judicial obstructionism are beyond us.''

    One Senate Democrat, Sen. Charles Schumer, issued a statement saying, ''This reversal is one of the first tangible signs that the president heard and is heeding the message from Novembers election.''

    But Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a former clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia, countered for conservatives. ''In support of their own agenda of liberal judicial activism, Senate Democrats have engaged in unprecedented measures of obstruction against the president's highly qualified nominees,'' he said.

    Lars H. Liebeler, a Washington lawyer, said in a telephone interview that Boyle, unlike Wallace, Haynes and Myers, did not submitted a letter asking to be withdrawn but was told of the president's intentions.

    Several Republican officials said the White House was likely to make the announcement later in the day.

    They said Bush also intends to appoint 33 other judicial nominees, including three whose appointments were not acted on by the Senate in 2006.

    The officials who described the developments did so on condition of anonymity, saying they did not want to pre-empt a formal announcement.


    Why else would they ask for deference and recusal from consideration?

    Read it and weep: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Judicial-Withdrawal.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin


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    So psycho, with all that has come before, what is your recommendation judges?

    They were too true to previous or what?
     
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    well I see Psycho is back, welcome back.

    As for the article itself, is there a point or you just posting to inform us? If they dont want to be judges anymore thats up to them.
     
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    why do you only ask for explanations of why things are posted if they don't say what the right wants them to? The article is clear. Bush's extremist appointees can't get approved anymore so he withdrew some of the worst of them.
     
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    There is something about "information" that just eats the asses out of republicans in general and neocons in particular. Hang around here. You will discover this for yourself.

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    Actually the article is clear that four judge nominations withdrew. Which tells us four judge nominations withdrew. So what? People withdraw from nominations all the time.

    As for it not saying what I want it to say, I don't care about it. Why would I want something I dont care about to only say what i want it to say? Your accusation makes absolutely no sense.

    Is it really that extreme to ask what his point for posting it was?

    BTW the articlce said nothing about extremist nominations. In fact, you are the first person to mention extremists of any kind. If that is Pyscho's point all he had to do is mention it and save me time.
     
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    It's clear that the nominees withdrew their names from consideration because they understood that they and their silly Republican supporters would be laughed out of the Senate by Democrats who would laugh at them and say: "get lost losers..."
     
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    It only takes a few minutes here reading the trash that Republicans and neo-cons post to convince me that they are just a bunch of losers who have sold out our soldiers, our families, our country and our workers. It would be really nice if Speaker Pelosi were to tell Republicans in the House to shut the hell up but she and the Democrats in the House are far to kind to these losers and those who voted for them. :clap2:
     
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    Maybe they withdrew their names because they didn't want to be subjected to the spiteful, arrogant, and hypocritical grilling sure to be foisted on them by the bunch of politcal windbags that comprise the Democratic leadership.

    By the way, if you think anyone who is not a democrat is a loser, you are going to be sadly disappointed when you grow up.
     
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    The fact that you applaud ANY post submitted by Psychoblues says all I need to know about you.

    Also according to your blog, you list anyone with an opposing viewpoint as being on your watch list....you can add me to it as well. I will be in good company!
     
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