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.