Sens. Grill 2nd Circ. Nominee On Death Penalty

Law360, New York (April 28, 2010, 5:46 PM EDT) -- Federal appeals court nominee Judge Robert Chatigny was pressed by Republican senators at a confirmation hearing Wednesday on whether he overstepped his judicial role by seeking to delay the execution of an admitted serial killer.

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., acknowledged that Judge Chatigny has "great character" at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Judge Chatigny's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

But, he added, "I am worried about an empathy standard where you become too identified with a case to make...
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