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Friday, April 2, 2004

The Senate Judiciary Committee—voting along party lines—approved the nomination of William G. Myers, III to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, signaling a likely Democratic filibuster on the Senate floor. Sen. Larry E. Craig, (R-Idaho), said Myers would help balance the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit, which handles federal appeals from seven Western states. "I do believe the Bill Myers` judicial philosophy places him firmly in the mainstream of American jurisprudence," said Sen. Craig, whose home state is included in the 9th Circuit. "If you want real examples of extremist judicial philosophy, I think you have to look no further that the very circuit court on which we are trying to place Bill Myers."

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