Owen at Center of Battle Over Judicial Nominations

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Justice Priscilla Owen

Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen, a nominee to the federal bench, appears in Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's office May 17, 2005. Reuters hide caption

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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."

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