"Industrial policy" redux?

Not content with having cruelly and utterly unfairly assassinated the character of Charles Pickering, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee seem prepared to oppose Leslie H. Southwick for a seat on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The ABA's judicial evaluation committee--not exactly an outpost of the VRWC--unanimously rated him "well qualified".

He was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary committee for a district court position.

In fact, Harry Reid and Patrick Leahy allegedly promised confirmation before Memorial Day. But that was before the Human Rights Campaign and People for the American Way found "problems" in two of Southwick's 7000 opinions.

Sigh. This is getting old.