Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen, a nominee to the federal bench, appears in Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's office May 17, 2005.
Melissa Block talks to Bennett Roth of the Houston Chronicle about Texas State Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen. Roth is working on a profile of Owen. She is "an exceptional jurist," according to one former colleague. But a group opposed to her nomination to the federal bench calls Owen "an extremist jurist even by Texas standards."