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NPR's David Welna reports on the acrimonious dispute between Republicans and Democrats over the pace of the Senate confirmation of President Bush's nominees to federal judgeships. Republican Senators Trent Lott and Orin Hatch are furious that Democrats rejected Judge Charles Pickering's appointment to a federal appeals court. And they accuse Democrats of needlessly delaying consideration of a long list of other Bush nominees. Democrats insist the confirmation process is no slower now than it was when Republicans controlled the Senate during the Clinton Administration.