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July 7, 2004 | Elizabeth Shogren, Times Staff Writer
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed J. Leon Holmes to the U.S. District Court in Arkansas after an emotional debate over the nominee's positions on abortion, women's rights, race and separation of church and state. Holmes, whose appointment was approved 51 to 46, faced intense criticism from Democrats and quiet disapproval from some Republicans.
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July 7, 2004 | Elizabeth Shogren, Times Staff Writer
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed J. Leon Holmes to the U.S. District Court in Arkansas after an emotional debate over the nominee's positions on abortion, women's rights, race and separation of church and state. Holmes, whose appointment was approved 51 to 46, faced intense criticism from Democrats and quiet disapproval from some Republicans.
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July 24, 2003 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
Alabama Atty. Gen. William H. Pryor, President Bush's nominee for a U.S. appeals court seat in Atlanta, won a 10-9 recommendation from a bitterly divided Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday -- but not before lawmakers exchanged angry words over charges of religious bigotry. The party-line vote sends Pryor's nomination to the Senate floor, but his confirmation remains in doubt.
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May 19, 2003 | Nan Aron
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April 26, 2003 | Nick Anderson, Times Staff Writer
With their blockade of one of President Bush's judicial picks holding firm, Senate Democrats are preparing to escalate the ideological conflict by taking another stand against a controversial appellate court nominee. But the logjam over other Bush nominees may be breaking: One long-stalled federal court choice is headed for Senate approval next week, and two others are waiting in the wings.
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