Bush wants to speed judicial nominees
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President Bush on Wednesday proposed changing how judicial nominees are picked and approved.

Bush wants to change Senate rules by forcing a vote within 180 days of a nomination. Democrats immediately slammed the idea because they said they weren't consulted.

Bush also wants to reduce vacancies on the federal bench. He is recommending federal judges give notice of at least one year when they plan to retire.

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President Announces Plan for Timely Consideration of Judicial Nominees (The White House 10/30)
Bush Has Plan to Speed Judicial Confirmations (The Washington Post 10/31)
Bush wants new way to OK judges (The Washington Times 10/31)
Bush Wants Fast Vetting on Judges (The New York Times 10/31)
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