Dems Prepare to Block Terrence Boyle's Nomination
All has been quiet on the judicial nominations front for a while. A big fire is about to erupt. Two more controversial judges are up again for confirmation -- Terrence Boyle and Brett Kavenaugh. Democrats aren't happy with either, but they are particularly incensed about Boyle.
Democratic leaders said they certainly would filibuster one of the nominees, Terrence W. Boyle, and might filibuster the second, Brett Kavanaugh, if Republicans refuse to call him back for a second hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The partisan rhetoric was the strongest signal yet that the Senate might revisit the brinkmanship that brought the chamber to the edge of crisis a year ago, when a bipartisan group of 14 members crafted a temporary cease-fire.
The Bush family has been trying to get Boyle on the appellate bench since 1991. Bush I was unsuccessful. Now it's his son's turn.
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