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Arkansas Nominee Stars in New Episode of 'Judge Wars'

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Arkansas Nominee Stars in New Episode of 'Judge Wars'

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Arkansas Nominee Stars in New Episode of 'Judge Wars'

Arkansas Nominee Stars in New Episode of 'Judge Wars'

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The nomination of J. Leon Holmes for a federal district judgeship in Arkansas prompts questions from fellow Republicans as well as Democrats. Critics cite Holmes' past statements on rape, race and other sensitive topics. It's one battle in a larger engagement over President Bush's judicial nominees. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.