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Bush’s 5th Circuit pick faces Senate scrutiny today

By: Magnolia Tribune - May 10, 2007

The Clarion-Ledger, 5/10/7

Leslie Southwick, President Bush’s latest choice to fill a seat on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is likely to face tough questioning – and perhaps Democratic opposition – at his confirmation hearing today.

Southwick will be championed by Republican Sen. Thad Cochran at today’s hearing. Cochran and fellow Mississippi Republican Sen. Trent Lott recommended Southwick for the lifetime job.

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