President Obama got his nose bloodied, in the legal sense, late last month by a muscular Washington appeals court that ruled several of his recess appointments were unconstitutional -- appointments made while the U.S. Senate was in what the administration says was a recess.
Lawyers for British newspaper tycoon Conrad Black have asked for his release from a U.S. prison while his appeal is heard.
Hispanic lawyer Miguel A. Estrada threw in the legal towel Thursday, withdrawing from consideration for a U.S. Court of Appeals seat.
A nationwide poll shows that a majority of Hispanics support an up-or-down vote on the judicial nomination of Miguel Estrada.
Senate Republicans plan to force a vote on the nomination of Miguel Estrada, who faces a filibuster by Democrats, in an escalation of the monthlong fight. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said he would force a vote on whether to end debate on t
President George W. Bush on Wednesday again urged Senate Democrats to allow a vote on his judicial nominee Miguel Estrada.
The Senate gridlock over a federal appeals court nominee showed little sign of easing Monday, even as backers continued to press for approval. Democrats are refusing to allow the Senate to vote on Miguel Estrada's nomination because of claims he has refus