The Clarion-Ledger Sid Salter Blog, 6/20/7

The Committee for Justice (CFJ) commented today on Senate Democrats’ recent history of obstructing all white male appeals court nominees from the South, including Leslie Southwick of Mississippi, a Fifth Circuit nominee scheduled for a Judiciary Committee vote this Thursday.

“Senate Democrats and their allies on the left have attacked Judge Southwick for being insensitive to ‘the rights of African Americans, gays and lesbians,’” explained CFJ executive director Curt Levey. “If this sounds familiar, it’s because they level the same charges whenever the President nominates a white male from a southern state to the U.S. Courts of Appeal.”