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Friday, November 12, 2004

Senator Hatch pushing Griffith nomination to the DC Circuit

The folks at the Committee for Justice Blog posted this news release from the the People for the American Way (PFAW) which notes that outgoing Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Orrin Hatch has scheduled a hearing for this coming Tuesday, apparently to deal with the nomination of Thomas Griffith, General Counsel of Brigham Young University, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Griffith appears to have few fans at PFAW, who assert that he "apparently has been engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in Utah for the past four years" based upon his alleged failure to pay bar dues. Moreover, fans of womens' collegiate air rifle will be dismayed to learn that Griffith proposed radical changes to Title IX during his time on the Commission on Opportunity in Athletics.

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