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  •  Not only that - all 3 are Republican appointees (2+ / 0-)
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    elwior, Capt Crunch

    and one of them, Chief Judge David Sentelle, is retiring Feb 12th. He's going out in a blaze of conservative glory.

    What else does Sentelle have to his credit?

    Reagan had appointed Sentelle, at the urging of then North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms...

    ... just a few of Sentelle's GOP water carrying rulings, we can start with his leading the overturning of the convictions of Oliver North and John Poindexter as obtained by Lawrence Walsh, independent prosecutor for the Iran-Contra scandal.  

    Sentelle changed the course of US history when he appointed Ken Starr to oversee the so-called Whitewater investigation of the Clintons.

    Who then supervised Ken Starr? Why a federal DC appellate court special division headed by Sentelle...

    There's a reason Republican senators have blocked Obama's nominees for the DC Circuit Court, which already has 3 vacancies - they did not want to dilute the power of Sentelle and his cronies with "liberal" judges.

    Filibuster reform, 2013 - woulda, coulda, shoulda.

    by bear83 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 01:15:14 PM PST

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    •  Was Silberman one of the others? (1+ / 0-)
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      He of the Arkansas Project in the 90's to destroy the Clintons.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 04:06:52 PM PST

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