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OR Prosecutor's Nomination To 9th Circuit Goes To Full Senate

(Washington, DC)  --  An Oregon prosecutor will be getting a full Senate vote on his nomination to the bench.  "OregonLive" reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee narrowly decided yesterday to send Ryan Bounds' nomination for a full floor vote.  The Oregon Assistant U.S. Attorney was appointed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals before some of his college writings were uncovered, showing him to be racially insensitive.  He later apologized for the comments.  Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley say they wouldn't have recommended Bounds for the post if they had known about the writings.

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