Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Senate Confirms Tom Griffith

I commend the Senate for confirming Tom Griffith to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Tom is an accomplished and experienced lawyer who will bring a broad range of legal experience to the court. He has served in the important post of Senate Legal Counsel, as general counsel at a major university, and in private practice. I look forward to the Senate's prompt consideration and up-or-down votes for my other judicial nominees.

President George W. Bush
What the president's statement fails to mention is that U.S. Circuit Court Judge Tom Griffith has practiced law without a license.

President Bush nominated, and the senate confirmed to the federal bench, a man who has practiced law without a license.

This what the filibuster compromise has wrought.