The Clarion-Ledger, 6/29/7

With his nomination to a federal appeals court stalled by the opposition of key Democrats, Mississippi Judge Leslie Southwick is in Washington this week trying to save his candidacy.

Southwick met Wednesday with Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl, a moderate Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. But Joe Bonfiglio, Kohl’s press secretary, said Thursday the senator has signalled his skepticism that the nomination can move forward.