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The Filibuster of Miguel Estrada

Miguel Estrada's American Dream did not end yesterday. It was, however, once again stalled by 44 Democrats who refuse to end their unprecedented and unconscionable filibuster of Estrada's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Miguel Estrada has the votes - Democrat and Republican - to gain confirmation. The obstructionists know that. They know Estrada is qualified. They know his refusal to play their ideological games is the only proper response for a candidate for the country's second most important court. They know that ideology is not the constitutional standard for judicial confirmation. They know that legal advice given by Estrada to Solicitors General both Democrat and Republican is not his to reveal.

They know. They just don't care.

For a list of those obstructing Miguel Estrada's confirmation, click here.

To send a message to your obstructionist senator, click here.

To download excerpts from the overwhelming (and growing) editorial support for Miguel Estrada, click here (PDF).

[Posted March 6, 2003]