What: All Issues : Justice for All: Civil and Criminal : Judicial Nominations : Owen Nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit/Vote on Cloture. (2003 senate Roll Call 308)
 Who: All Members
[POW!]
 

To find out how your Members of Congress voted on this bill, use the form on the right.

Owen Nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit/Vote on Cloture.
senate Roll Call 308     Jul 29, 2003
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Win

In response to Republicans' refusal to confirm many of President Clinton's judicial nominees, Senate Democrats have filibustered President Bush's most conservative judicial nominees, including Miguel Estrada, Charles Pickering, and Priscilla Owen. In the view of Progressives, the courts should be composed of ideologically-moderate judges who will represent mainstream judicial viewpoints. The subject of this vote was a motion to invoke cloture-and thereby limit debate and schedule a final vote-on the confirmation of Priscilla Owen to be a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Progressives objected to Owen's nomination based on her record of conservative judicial interpretations, including her efforts to restrict abortion rights during her tenure on the Texas Supreme Court. The motion to invoke cloture failed to garner the necessary sixty-vote majority required for passage and was defeated on a 53-43 vote.

Issue Areas:

Find your Member of
Congress' votes

Select by Name