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Michael B. Wallace

Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Withdrawn December 22, 2006


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Michael B. Wallace

President George W. Bush nominated Michael B. Wallace to a seat on the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on February 8, 2006.  Wallace received an unanimous "Not Qualified" rating by the American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary (a first for a Court of Appeals nominee in 24 years).  Link here to read the ABA's testimony relative to this rating. 

On August 3, 2006, Wallace's nomination was returned to the President, under the provisions of Senate Rules XXXI paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of Senate. President Bush renominated Wallace September 5, 2006.  The Senate Judiciary Committee returned his nomination to the President on September 29, 2006.  President Bush renominated Wallace November 15, 2006.  Wallace's failed nomination was returned to the President on December 9, 2006.  On December 22, 2006, Wallace announced that he would ask President Bush to withdraw his nomination to the Fifth Circuit. 

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Bush Renominates Blocked Judicial Candidates (11/15/06)
President misses opportunity to follow through on bi-partisan pledge

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Report on the Nomination of Michael B. Wallace to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Report on the Nomination of Michael B. Wallace to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit