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Bush Judicial Pick Estrada Backs Out

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Bush Judicial Pick Estrada Backs Out

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Bush Judicial Pick Estrada Backs Out

Bush Judicial Pick Estrada Backs Out

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Miguel Estrada, President Bush's controversial nominee to the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., asks that his name be withdrawn from consideration. The action, long expected in the wake of a Democratic filibuster, prompts cries of anguish from Republicans on Capitol Hill. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.