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President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
July 16, 2002

Press Briefing Excerpts by Ari Fleischer 07/16/02

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"justice Owen Is One of 32 Nominees to the Circuit Courts by President Bush. Since the First Nominations on May 9th, Only 10 of Those Nominees Have Been Confirmed This Despite the Judicial Vacancy Crisis in the Courts. the American Bar Association Unanimously Rated Justice Owen as Well Qualified, the Highest Possible Rating That Can Be Given to a Judicial Nominee. the President Knows That She Is a Well Qualified Jurist and He Hopes That the Senate Will Take Action and Confirm Her and Put Her on the Circuit Court. "

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