"Judicial nominees sitting on sidelines" (Web, Nov. 19) accurately describes the Senate's terrible record for confirming judges, a record that has been persistent during President Obama's first administration.
It is now past time for the Senate to consider the 19 well-qualified nominees whose nominations have been languishing on the floor. Now that the Senate has returned from its Thanksgiving recess to resume the lame-duck session, it should give the nominees up or down votes so the courts can deliver justice.
Professor of law, University of Richmond
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'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times
House Republicans who are critical of the federal health care law have written to more than a dozen companies, including top insurers Aetna and BlueCross BlueShield, to ask if President Obama’s top health official tried to solicit funds from them to support the overhaul.