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Michael McConnell, the well-respected conservative scholar, and a seasoned attorney, will appear before the Senate judiciary committee today. He is one of President Bush's most controversial nominees to a lower court. NPR Legal Correspondent Nina Totenberg reports that opposition to McConnell is based on his hostility toward landmark abortion laws, as well as his support for the Boy Scouts' right to refuse gay employees.