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10/2/03.PICKERING NOMINATION--Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., Phillip "Bucket" West, a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, chairman of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus and civil rights activist, and Rep. Charles W. "Chip" Pickering Jr., R-Miss., watch 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. West and King support the nomination. West supports the nomination; Cummings does not. 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., Phillip "Bucket" West, a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, chairman of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus and civil rights activist, and Rep. Charles W. "Chip" Pickering Jr., R-Miss., watch 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. West and...
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