US Supreme Court Justices Spar Over Traffic Stop - [image: Houston police car]Justices for the highest court in the nation decided Monday not to hear the case of a motorist who was shot in the back after be...
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Sen. David Vitter is speaking out against a former Louisiana governor's push for his son-in-law to be nominated for a federal judgeship in place of U.S. Attorney David Dugas.ah ha! now we know why dave treen, a republican, endorsed katrina mary landrieu snellings, a democrat, for reelection over her republican challenger.
Vitter says former Gov. Dave Treen, a fellow Republican, is lobbying for President Bush to withdraw Dugas' nomination for an open federal judge's seat in Baton Rouge in favor of Treen's son-in-law, Lloyd Lunsford.
Treen acknowledges calling Vitter on Thursday to seek his support.
Vitter's Democratic colleague, Sen. Mary Landrieu, says she could have supported Lunsford if Bush had nominated him. She opposes Dugas' nomination due to what she says is his failure to prosecute insurance fraud after the 2005 hurricanes.
Bush nominated Dugas about 20 months ago, but Vitter claims Landrieu has blocked him from getting a confirmation hearing. ~ source
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