03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

David Hamilton Filibuster Causes Rift Among Conservatives

Leading conservative activists are split over whether to filibuster Judge David Hamilton, whose nomination to the 7th Circuit will serve as a test case for President Barack Obama's more controversial appellate court picks.

Twenty four leading conservatives have signed a memo urging Republican senators to filibuster Hamilton, setting the stage for the first protracted Senate fight over one of Obama's judicial nominees.

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