Thus the fight over judicial nominations is no symbolic battle.
He has been generally praised by conservatives for his judicial nominations.
He told investigators that the Democratic judicial nomination could be bought.
The American people certainly need straight talk about judicial nominations.
But he acknowledged that his judicial nomination might have caused some problems in people's perception of him.
I ask you to vote up or down on judicial nominations and other important appointees.
But for anyone paying attention to the Bush administration's judicial nominations, this is a sobering time to visit.
The senator would not discuss the call, but he has pushed for more consultation on judicial nominations.
For the last three years, dozens of judicial nominations have been delayed in the Senate.
Committee figures show 24 judicial nominations were before the panel as of last month.