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Obama Statement on Judicial Compromise

Location: Washington, DC

Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Washington Contact: Robert Gibbs or Tommy Vietor, (202) 228-5511
Illinois Contact: Julian Green, (312) 886-3506
Date: May 24, 2005

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) today issued the following statement about the compromise reached on judicial nominations:"This compromise recognizes that Republicans need to try to build some consensus around their judicial nominees and that Democrats need to be more judicious about their use of the filibuster. I am pleased that both sides have stepped away from the brink and preserved the role of the minority in the Senate."As we move forward, I hope that the president will work with both parties to identify judges who can gain bipartisan support and avoid any need for a filibuster in the future."

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