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10/2/03.PICKERING NOMINATION--Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., and Rep. Charles W. 'Chip' Pickering Jr., R-Miss., talk during a break in the.Senate Judiciary business meeting to consider the nomination of Charles W. Pickering Sr. to be U.S. Circuit judge for the 5th Circuit. Phillip "Bucket" West, middle, a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, chairman of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus and civil rights activist, sat with Pickering in the audience to support the nomination. Cummings, who also attended for part of the markup, is opposed. The committee endorsed the nomination with a 10-9 party-line vote, setting the stage for yet another Democrat filibuster over President Bush's judicial selections..CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY PHOTO BY SCOTT J. FERRELL

10/2/03.PICKERING NOMINATION--Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., and Rep. Charles W. 'Chip' Pickering Jr., R-Miss., talk during a break in the.Senate Judiciary business meeting to consider the nomination of Charles W. Pickering Sr. to be U.S. Circuit judge for the 5th Circuit. Phillip "Bucket" West, middle, a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, chairman of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus and civil rights activist, sat with...
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