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Miguel Estrada nomination to the D.C. Court of Appeals is being stalled by 45 Democrat senators that don't allow a vote to be held.
 
In case you missed it, here is an article of two other Hispanics that President Bush is nominating for the 9-th circuit court of appeals which interprets law for Washington State and eight other western states.
 
I just want to stress again the importance of supporting outstanding nominees like Miguel Estrada if we are to see our Judiciary represent the diversity of America.
 
Please let the Senators from your state, whether Democrat or Republican, know that you strongly support the nomination of Miguel Estrada.
 
Pedro Celis, Ph.D.
Republican National Hispanic Assembly
Washington State Chairman
 

Published on February 14, 2003, Page 19A, San Jose Mercury News (CA)

BUSH PICKS LATINA FOR APPEALS COURT

Source: HOWARD MINTZ, Mercury News
In a move that could bolster Latino representation on the nation's largest federal appeals court, President Bush on Thursday nominated a Latina state appeals court justice to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Consuelo Maria Callahan, who serves on the Sacramento-based 3rd District Court of Appeal, would become the second Latino judge on the 28-member 9th Circuit if she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Bush nominated Callahan to fill one of four vacancies on the San Francisco-based Third District Court of Appeal, would become the second Latino judge on the 28-member 9th Circuit if she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Bush nominated Callahan to fill one of four vacancies on the San Francisco-based appeals court, which interprets law for California and eight other western states.

A native of Palo Alto and a Stanford University graduate, Callahan, 52, has been a state appeals court justice since 1996, when she was named to the court by former Gov. Pete Wilson. Callahan was previously a San  Joaquin County Superior Court judge and a longtime prosecutor in Stockton.

The Bush administration is also close to nominating San Francisco Superior Court  Judge Carlos Bea to the 9th Circuit, according to Republican lawyers and judges familiar with the process. Bea and Callahan, if  eventually confirmed, would join Judge Richard Paez of Los Angeles as the court's Latino members.

The White House has named two other 9th Circuit nominees, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carolyn Kuhl and Nevada lawyer Jay Bybee, who are currently encountering opposition from Democrats in the Senate. If the Bush appointees are confirmed to the 9th Circuit, they would join a court that is heavily dominated by judges appointed by Democrats and which is widely considered the country's most liberal.
 

 

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