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  • FILE- This April 10, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama greeted by Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., as he arrives to speak at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. A civil rights icon who is now an influential member of the House became the latest prominent Democrat on Monday to oppose one of President Barack Obama's picks to become a federal judge. A strongly worded three-paragraph statement by Lewis dealt yet another embarrassing blow to Obama and his selection of Michael Boggs to become a federal district judge in Lewis' home state of Georgia. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. pauses as he speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, following a Senate Policy Luncheon. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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    Senate Democrats lambasted one of President Barack Obama's picks for a federal judgeship in Georgia on Tuesday, skewering him for his past votes on abortion and the Confederate flag.

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, would not commit Tuesday to bringing Judge Michael Boggs' nomination to the floor for a vote, saying he will wait for the outcome of the vetting process underway in the Judiciary Committee. (associated press)

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