ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis’ newest federal judge is already the subject of an editorial in The New York Times.
In its Saturday editions, the Times calls last week’s Senate approval of St. Louis attorney Ronnie White’s nomination to the federal bench well-deserved and at least 15 years overdue.
White was Missouri’s first African-American state Supreme Court judge. He went on to become Chief Justice of that court.
President Clinton first nominated White to the federal bench. Republicans blocked the nomination, and re-nominations, for 15 years.
Last week, one Republican senator, Susan Collins of Maine, changed sides and White was finally approved on a close 55 to 44 Senate vote.
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