(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

well now this is odd!
Odd, odd, odd -- it doesn't seem like Senator Hatch is being consistent! We see here via Howard Bashman that the two Senators from New York oppose two New York District Court nominees. And we saw here that Senator Hatch's deeply-held principle is that in such cases, where the two home-state Senators oppose a District Court nominee, he will oppose the nominee too in deference to the home-State Senators! But there is no indication in the article that Senator Hatch has told the Bush Administration of his strongly-felt belief and his intention to vote against these nominees if they come up for vote, so as to lead to the quick withdrawal of these nominees and the nomination instead of someone whom the two home-State Senators can support. Seems like if there was really a judicial emergency here, and if Senator Hatch really believes what he said he believes, that's what he'd do. Odd, odd, odd.

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