Sessions Tests Left Leanings In District Court Nominees

Law360, New York (March 10, 2010, 6:18 PM EST) -- Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., probed three new nominees to the federal bench for ideological leanings Wednesday, focusing on the death penalty, federal sentencing guidelines and the definition of progressive values.

Sharon J. Coleman and Gary S. Feinerman, both nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and William J. Martinez, nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, all appeared before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to answer questions as Democrats pushed to get the vacant federal posts...
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