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Crapo’s statement is slightly different from Risch’s…

Interestingly, the joint statement I posted a few minutes ago from Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo on federal judicial selection was the one I received from Risch’s office; the one I’ve received from Crapo’s office is slightly different. Here’s the statement sent out from Crapo’s office:

“Several news outlets have inquired about the selection of a U.S. District Judge for Idaho. We want a confidential process and applicants have also requested a confidential process, so we are honoring that request. Men and women, sitting judges and attorneys, are being interviewed. The process is ongoing. The White House will make the final selection with the Senate confirming the nomination. We both have legal backgrounds and are vetting the candidates appropriately to make the best recommendation for Idaho.”

There are two differences between the two versions of the statement. After saying both the two senators and the applicants want a confidential process, Crapo’s adds, “so we are honoring that request.” And Crapo's adds the final sentence, “We both have legal backgrounds and are vetting the candidates appropriately to make the best recommendation for Idaho.”

Both Crapo and Risch are attorneys.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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