Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Confirmed: Priscilla R. Owen

Justice Owen (Tex. Sup. Ct.) is now Judge Owen (Fifth Circuit) after the Senate confirmed her by 56-43. I'm trying to get the vote breakdown (read: who crossed party lines).

UPDATE: The story linked in the title tells who the aisle-crossers are. Byrd and Landrieu to their credit voted for her (she received a unanimous WELL-QUALIFIED rating from the ABA -- the highest possible); Chafee (to his demerit) voted against. Jeffords the "independent" who votes like Ted Kennedy voted against. Inouye (D-Haw.) did not vote.

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