I posted this on the fairandindependentjudges.org blog:
The editorial board of The New York Times launched a new blog yesterday with a post questioning Senator Dianne Feinstein’s support for Leslie Southwick, Bush’s nominee for New Orleans-based United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Judge Southwick “has the sort of record that should have made his nomination dead on arrival,” wrote the author. “Mississippi Judge Leslie Southwick, whose record includes decisions that have been labeled anti-black and anti-gay, is just the sort of Bush judicial nominee everyone thought would be blocked when Democrats retook the Senate. But Judge Southwick may be headed for confirmation thanks to Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat.”