Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) plans to block the nomination of
Jonathan Adelstein, aide to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), to the
Federal Communications Commission in retaliation for the defeat of the
nomination of U.S. District Judge Charles Pickering of Mississippi to a federal
judgeship, Lott said Friday.
On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-9 against Pickering's
nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans, citing concerns that
Pickering had supported segregation years ago and that he was ultraconservative
as a state senator.
Blocking the nomination doesn't mean Adelstein won't ultimately be confirmed,
but it will at least further delay proceedings.
The television industry's top news stories, analysis and blogs of the day.
Thank you for signing up to Next TV. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.