Friday, October 12, 2007

Tops on Judiciary Committee’s list — and Brit Hume’s

Reports from the DRI annual meeting:

Boosting pay for federal judges, ending partisan acrimony in judicial confirmations and cleaning up the Department of Justice top the agendas of congressional Judiciary Committee members, according to House Chairman John Conyers, D.-Mich, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.

The two spoke this morning at the annual meeting of DRI, a national organization of defense lawyers and corporate counsel. Kimberly Atkins, D.C. correspondent for our sister publication Lawyers USA, was there; you can read her blog entry for DC Dicta.

On a lighter note, DC Dicta passes along this quote from Fox News’ Brit Hume, who also addressed the DRI meeting in Washington: “If I was in trouble — I mean really bad trouble, and I could have anybody in the world representing me … I’d want [Bill] Clinton. I sort of feel like he could make a jury believe anything.”

DRI’s annual meeting lasts through Saturday.

-BARBARA GRZINCIC, Managing Editor, Law

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