Judicial Watch

As of this week, there are exactly 19 Bush nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals bottled up in the Senate–nine on the Senate floor, and ten others in Committee (including four nominees from Michigan that have yet to get a hearing because the White House won’t agree to a deal allowing Democratic Sen. Carl Levin to name other court nominees from the Wolverine State). Seven of the stalled Appellate nominees, an assistant White House Counsel told HUMAN EVENTS’ John Gizzi, have been cooling their heals since being appointed two years ago, and two others were part of the original first wave of Bush appointments to the federal bench on May 9, 2001.