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Bacharach confirmation to 10th Circuit needs (finally) to be completed

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Modified: January 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm •  Published: January 6, 2013

But the full Senate never voted on the nomination because Republicans held it up, hoping for a change in the presidency after the November elections. Democrats have done the same thing through the years when Republicans have been in office. This doesn't make it right, and Coburn and Sen. Jim Inhofe disappointed many when they chose to play along and put party above all else while simultaneously professing their strong support of Bacharach.

Coburn has called Bacharach, a U.S. magistrate judge, the best appellate court nominee he's seen during his eight years in the Senate. He should now act to move Bacharach's second nomination along as quickly as possible in order to finally reward a good man who deserved better, and to fill a seat that has been vacant far too long.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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