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WASHINGTON, DC - May 07: Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Senate Judiciary ranking member Arlen Specter, R-Pa., both at door, arrive for a closed meeting of the committee. Senate Judiciary Republicans aggressively laid the groundwork Wednesday for opposing one of President Bush's appeals court nominees -- a Michigan jurist first put forward by President Bill Clinton more than a decade ago. At a hearing on Bush's nomination of Helene N. White to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, several Republicans asked pointed questions about whether White, a long-time Michigan state judge, is qualified for the federal bench. (photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - May 07: Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Senate Judiciary ranking member Arlen Specter, R-Pa., both at door, arrive for a closed meeting of the committee. Senate Judiciary Republicans aggressively laid the groundwork Wednesday for opposing one of President Bush's appeals court nominees -- a Michigan jurist first put forward by President Bill Clinton more than a decade ago. At a hearing on Bush's nomination of Helene N. White to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, several...
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