Why did the Democrats prevent Miguel Estrada from becoming a Federal judge?

It is widely believed that he would have eventually become the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court. What was the reasoning behind blocking him?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Because he wasn't a Democrat. :) Minorities in positions of power are fine and dandy as long as they fall within party philosophy. Since Mr. Estrada wasn't a liberal zombie, the Democratically-controlled Congress didn't seem to think it was necessary to appoint him.

  • 1 decade ago

    They thought his acting career would get in the way??? Oh, that was Eric, wasn't it.

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