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Al Lance finally confirmed

A year after he was nominated, former Idaho Attorney General Al Lance has, at long last, been confirmed by the Senate for an appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Lance, who served two terms as attorney general, left office two years ago for the judgeship rather than seek a third term, and the appointment’s been in the works ever since. President Bush nominated him for the post on Nov. 20, 2003.

Lance is a former national commander of the American Legion and a former state legislator.

In a joint news release, Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation said Lance’s nomination “had been languishing because of objections from Democrats.”

Lance is a Republican.

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