Palpable Anger Is in the Air

Victor, Kirk
November 2007
National Journal;11/3/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 44, p46
The article reports that Wade Henderson, head of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, is disappointed with Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's lack of leadership in light of the confirmation of Leslie Southwick to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Civil-rights activists pointed to two court decisions joined by Southwick that demonstrated his obtuse views. Activists want Democrats to be more aggressive in judicial nomination fights. Jim Manley, spokesman of Reid, noted the opposition of Reid to the nomination.


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