Appeals court pick goes to Senate
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FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2002

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of President Bush's pick to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.

The vote was 12 to 7 with three Democrats joining all Republicans to support D. Brooks Smith. Smith was opposed by feminist, environmental and civil rights groups.

Smith is currently a federal judge in Pennsylvania. He goes to the full Senate for a final vote.

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Senate Judiciary Committee sends Pennsylvania judge's nomination to full Senate (AP 5/23)
Panel backs judicial nominee (The Washington Times 5/24)
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