Federal court nominee Michael McConnell.

Federal court nominee Michael McConnell.

Federal court nominee Michael McConnell.

Previously published Slate articles made new.
Sept. 20 2002 4:12 PM

Confirm This

Law professor Michael McConnell has been nominated to serve on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Although liberal advocacy groups oppose McConnell for his views on abortion and religion, an editorial in today's Washington Post urges the Senate to confirm him because he's open-minded. They point to, among other things, his criticism of the Supreme Court's handling of the 2000 election controversy—ideas that were taking shape here in Slatein November 2000, when he discussed the Florida courts' rulings with Alan Brinkley.