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E. Duncan Getchell

Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Withdrawn January 18, 2008

E. Duncan Getchell

On September 6, 2007, President George W. Bush nominated E. Duncan Getchell to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  In nominating Getchell, President Bush rejected a bipartisan list of five names that Virginia Senators Jim Webb (D) and John Warner (R) recommended for two 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals vacancies from Virginia.  Click here to read Earthjustice's September 7, 2007 statement regarding Getchell's nomination.

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Pres. Bush Has Opportunity to Start Over on Judicial Nominees (01/22/08)
E. Duncan Getchell’s withdrawal from nomination for 4th Circuit seat gives Bush chance to stop playing politics and start respecting Senate’s “Advice and Consent” role in selecting lifetime judges

Bush Rejects Bi-partisan Senate Effort in Order to Reignite Judicial Nomination Wars (09/07/07)
Earthjustice's statement regarding the President's nomination of Steve A. Matthews and E. Duncan Getchell to the Fourth Circuit and the President's decision to ignore the bipartisan efforts of VA Senators Warner and Webb.