GOP Senators look to move Boyle nomination

North Carolina Senators Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr are circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter on the hill in which they refute recent allegations against Fourth Circuit nominee Terrence Boyle. “[T]here is absolutely no evidence to suggest that Judge Boyle knowingly heard a case in which he had a conflict of interest, used his office for personal gain, or abused the trust of the people he was appointed to serve,” write the duo. The letter is a direct refutation of allegations that Judge Boyle, whose nomination has languished for over a year in the Senate, unethically participated in cases in which he had a financial interest.

Also of interest, is this letter from Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter inviting Judge Boyle to respond to the allegations in writing.

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