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Obama nomination of Michael Boggs to federal court appears dead
Obama nomination of Michael Boggs to federal court appears dead

President Obama’s nomination of Michael Boggs to a federal judgeship in Georgia appears to have been doomed by his own party. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) said in a statement Monday that the nomination of Boggs, a conservative Democrat who as a state legislator took tough stances against abortion and same-sex marriage, should be withdrawn. Boggs also came under fire for wanting to restore a version of the Confederate banner as the state flag. “After talking with Judiciary Committee members, I advised the Georgia senators that Judge Boggs does not have the votes in committee to be reported. His nomination should be withdrawn,” Leahy said....

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