Bush's Judicial Picks Could Be a Battle Boyle

When he offered up 11 nominees to the federal bench last week, President George W. Bush urged Congress to confirm them swiftly and without rancor. That won't come easily. Democrats are itching to pick off at least one conservative from the batch. For the moment, they're holding their fire to see what kind of horse trading they can do with the White House. But they already have a No. 1 target: U.S. District Court Judge TERRENCE W. BOYLE, 55, a protege of North Carolina conservative Senator JESSE HELMS. Bush has tapped Boyle for the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which...

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