Former Iowa Attorney General Bonnie Campbell might become a federal judge after all. Senator Charles Grassley says the Republican and Democrat leaders of the Senate may strike a deal which would lead the Senate to vote to confirm Campbell and a group of other judicial nominees. He says a lot of arrangements are made in the last few days of the session and he expects a few judges to get through.The chairman of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee has declared all judicial nominations, including Campbell’s, dead for the year which means the next President gets to fill those vacancies. But Grassley says deals can be made behind the scenes to get Campbell the post.Grassley says President Clinton created the biggest problem for Campbell’s nomination by being tardy with the paperwork.Campbell, a democrat, served as Iowa’s Attorney General from 1991 to 1995.Since then, Campbell has headed the U-S Justice Department’s Violence Against Women office.
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