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The Party of No and judges



The Democrats didn't win all the final rounds of congressional action. The Republicans declared an embargo on judicial nominations until the new Congress, no matter how non-controversial the nominee was. This mean more delay in confirmation of P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith to a western district federal judgeship. He'll be put forward again in the new Congress and, again, should be non-controversial. But there's always a chance the Party of No will hold the justice system hostage over one or another individually objectionable nominee.

Surprise: The public thinks President Obama won the lame duck session. This has provoked some very sour grapes from Senate Repubs.

PS — The Senate did manage to confirm Chris Thyer of Jonesboro as U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Arkansas, based in Little Rock.

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