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Why Not Renominate Owen?

Friday, September 13, 2002

If Republicans reclaim the Senate, there is no good reason President Bush should fail to submit the name of Priscilla Owen, once again, for a seat on the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Owen`s treatment last week by the Senate Judiciary Committee merely confirmed the importance to judicial selection of which party-a president`s or the one opposite his-controls the Senate. In the Judiciary Committee, Democrats have a 10-to-9 edge, and the 10-ponder the names Patrick Leahy, Edward Kennedy and Charles Schumer-being among the party`s most liberal members.

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