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Bush Bypasses Senate, Gives Pickering Appellate Post

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Bush Bypasses Senate, Gives Pickering Appellate Post

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Bush Bypasses Senate, Gives Pickering Appellate Post

Bush Bypasses Senate, Gives Pickering Appellate Post

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President Bush appoints Charles Pickering to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, bypassing a filibuster by Senate Democrats seeking to block confirmation of the controversial Mississippi judge. Pickering will serve for at least 12 months — until a new Congress convenes in January 2005. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and NPR's Nina Totenberg.