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Judicial Nominees at a Glance

Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Candidate Nomination Current Job Comment
Barrington Parker Jr. 2nd Circuit District judge in New York Clinton appointee to federal court in New York, presided over John A. "Junior" Gotti prosecution.
Dennis Shedd 4th Circuit District judge in South Carolina Former aide to Strom Thurmond.
Terrence Boyle 4th Circuit District judge in North Carolina Ruled in 1998 that North Carolina ban on corporate political contributions was unconstitutional.
Roger L. Gregory 4th Circuit 4th Circuit judge Clinton bypassed Senate and named Gregory in a recess appointment for one year.
Edith Brown Clement 5th Circuit District judge in Louisiana Presided over former governor Edwin Edwards's insurance fraud case after four judges removed themselves.
Priscilla Owen 5th Circuit Texas Supreme Court justice Second woman elected to the Texas Supreme Court.
Jeffrey Sutton 6th Circuit Partner with Jones, Day Argued on behalf of tobacco companies against Massachusetts law restricting cigarette advertising.
Deborah L. Cook 6th Circuit Ohio Supreme Court Justice Has strong support from influential Ohio Republicans. She is a member of the Federalist Society.
Michael W. McConnell 10th Circuit University of Utah law professor An expert on constitutional separation of church and state, he has argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Miguel A. Estrada D.C. Circuit Partner with Gibson, Dunn Born in Honduras, he has argued 15 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
John G. Roberts Jr. D.C. Circuit Hogan & Hartson A former deputy solicitor under Kenneth Starr, he argued on behalf of the government against Microsoft.

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