A panel talks about the stark disagreements behind the Senate deadlock over federal judicial nominee Miguel Estrada, and the long-term consequences of political fighting over appointments to the federal bench.


  • C. Boyden Gray former White House counsel to Pres. George H.W. Bush and chairman of the Committee for Justice
  • Ralph Neas chief executive, National Coalition on Health Care
  • Joan Biskupic Supreme Court reporter, "USA Today;" author, "Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice;" now working on a biography about Justice Antonin Scalia.

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