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10/2/03.PICKERING NOMINATION--Ranking Democrat Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., criticizes statements of Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, during the Senate Judiciary business meeting to consider the nomination of 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--Ranking Democrat Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., criticizes statements of Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, during the Senate Judiciary business meeting to consider the nomination of 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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