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Judicial Nomination in Dispute

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Judicial Nomination in Dispute

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Judicial Nomination in Dispute

Judicial Nomination in Dispute

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Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) and Sen. John Warner (R-VA) clash over the nomination of Virginia Judge Claude Allen to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Maryland traditionally holds three of the 15 seats on the federal appeals court, based in Richmond, Va. Sarbanes opposes any candidate who is not from Maryland. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.