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Insiders say Bush preparing dozens of judicial nominations

[JURIST] Republican insiders claim that the Bush administration is preparing to send dozens of new judicial nominations [JURIST news archive] to the Senate for confirmation in an effort to test the bipartisan filibuster deal struck last week [JURIST report; NRO text] by moderates on both sides of the aisle. Under the deal Democrats have pledged not to filibuster nominations except in "extraordinary circumstances," a standard strategists think the Bush administration will attempt to push. Though no names have surfaced as potential nominees, the White House has indicated that it does not plan to tamper with the selection process regardless of any deals struck in the Senate. Friday's Washington Post has more.

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