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10/2/03.PICKERING NOMINATION--Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, and ranking Democrat Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., talk after the Senate Judiciary business meeting to consider the nomination of Pickering's father, Charles W. Pickering Sr., to be U.S. Circuit judge for the 5th Circuit. 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--Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, and ranking Democrat Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., talk after the Senate Judiciary business meeting to consider the nomination of Pickering's father, Charles W. Pickering Sr., to be U.S. Circuit judge for the 5th Circuit. 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

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