Carl Tobias at the University of Richmond, a law professor who monitors the judicial selection process closely, sends word that Timothy Brooks
of Fayetteville was approved by a voice vote today by the Senate Judiciary Committee
for a federal judgeship in the western district of Arkansas. A couple of nominees were opposed by Republican members in roll call votes. His confirmation by the Senate is expected to be non-controversial, though the Senate could be gummed up by unrelated issues.