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Senate leaders drop standoff on judges

Senate Republican and Democratic leaders ended their standoff Wednesday over President Barack Obama's judicial nominations and agreed to debate a small-business bill that both parties favor in this presidential and congressional election year.

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Commentary: Judicial nominations – then and now

President Obama has appointed UW law professor Victoria Nourse to replace retiring Judge Terence Evans on the Seventh Circuit. Needless to say, it’s not a choice I would make. For me, the simple fact that she wrote an article in the California Law Review last year entitled “A Tale of Two Lochners,” in which she asserts that Lochner v. New York, 198 U.S. 45 (1905), was incorrectly decided, is sufficient reason for me not to like the nomination.

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