For Immediate Release
March 5, 2003
Press Briefing Excerpt by Ari Fleischer 09/04/02
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Q Ari, is the President disappointed that it looks like Pricilla Owen's
nomination is going to go down tomorrow?
MR. FLEISCHER: If that were to be the case, the President would be
deeply disappointed. Pricilla Owen is a superb jurist, widely respected
in the state of Texas, has a great reputation. And the President would
be very disappointed that the Senate would once again have chosen the
course of partisanship over progress. And I think this would be a real
setback at a time particularly when there are widespread judicial
vacancies that is slowing down people's access to justice. That would
be the worst signal to send they could possibly send about the desire
to fill the judiciary up with capable people.