ESTRADA NOMINATION DEAD
So says Trent Lott, who should know.
[Thanks to Howard J. Bashman’s How Appealingfor the link. This site is a treasure, providing a running guide to the antics of the federal appeals courts — the 10th Circuit just ruled that the automobile exception to the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment, justified by the fact that the auto might drive away before the warrant can issue, applies to a car that can’t be driven — plus coverage of the occasional confirmation fight. Warning to Democrats: I suspect Bashman of being one of them. He admires Posner and Glenn Reynolds.]
Lott also says that if the Republicans take the Senate they will speedily confirm 40-50 judges.
I hope the Green Party spoiler who’s trying to make sure Paul Wellstone loses in Minnesota is listening. More to the point, I hope potential Green Party voters in Minnesota are listenting.
As for you, dear reader, have your written your check yet? Any of the marginal races in small states will do, but Tim Johnson in South Dakota is probably your maximum-impact-per-dollar contribution.