The Resource The Nominee : a political and spiritual journey, Leslie H. Southwick, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

The Nominee : a political and spiritual journey, Leslie H. Southwick, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Label
The Nominee : a political and spiritual journey
Title
The Nominee
Title remainder
a political and spiritual journey
Statement of responsibility
Leslie H. Southwick, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"President George W. Bush nominated Leslie H. Southwick in 2007 to the federal appeals court, Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans. Initially, Southwick seemed a consensus nominee. Just days before his hearing, though, a progressive advocacy group distributed the results of research it had conducted on opinions of the state court on which he had served for twelve years. Two opinions Southwick had signed off on but not written became the center of the debate over the next five months. One dealt with a racial slur by a state worker, the other with a child custody battle between a father and a bisexual mother. Apparent bipartisan agreement for a quick confirmation turned into a long set of battles in the Judiciary Committee, on the floor of the Senate, and in the media. In early August, Senator Dianne Feinstein completely surprised her Committee colleagues by supporting Southwick. Hers was the one Democratic vote needed to move the nomination to the full Senate. Then in late October, by a two-vote margin, he received the votes needed to end a filibuster. Confirmation followed. Southwick recounts the four years he spent at the Department of Justice, the twelve years on a state court, and his military service in Iraq while deployed with a Mississippi National Guard Brigade. During the nomination inferno Southwick maintained a diary of the many events, the conversations and emails, the joys and despairs, and quite often, the prayers and sense of peace his faith gave him--his memoir bears significant spiritual content. Throughout the struggle, Southwick learned that perspective and growth are important to all of us when making decisions, and he grew to accept his critics, regardless of outcome. In The Nominee there is no rancor, and instead the book expresses the understanding that the difficult road to success was the most helpful one for him, both as a man and as a judge"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
347.73/2434092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF373.S635
LC item number
A3 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Willie Morris books in memoir and biography
Label
The Nominee : a political and spiritual journey, Leslie H. Southwick, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn867630840
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 316 pages, 16 pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781617039133
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt2n6ks1
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not applicable
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.b2916204x
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867630840
  • pebcs1617039136

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