MSNBC.com Hypes How Obama Judicial Pick Is Target of Pro-Abortion Lobby | NewsBusters: "This is precisely the sort of special-interest, litmus-test judicial nomination politics that MSNBC would skewer if it involved a Republican president, a moderately pro-choice judicial nominee, and social conservatives rising up in arms to scuttle two district court nominations.
But, alas, because this controversy is tied up in the fictitious "war on women" and the abortion lobby has a dog in the fight, well, it's a far different story.
It's also worth noting both Boggs and Cohen are nominated to district court seats, which are trial level in nature and do not set precedent as appellate courts do. As District Court judges, they would have a strong incentive to follow precedent and not rock the boat so as to better position themselves in the future for nomination by Mr. Obama or a future president to an appellate court seat."
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