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Thus, presidents appear to be discussing these nominees to some extent to assist their confirmation prospects, but even more so to draw attention to their most vulnerable nominees in order to court favor with their interested elites.
He withdrew rather than court favor with the new power brokers.
The smallish court favors quickness and finesse over sheer mobility and power, which works well to please co-ed players of all ages and body types.
If the court favors Hill, inmates could start time-consuming litigation on the particulars of lethal injection, each time there are changes to procedure, which could deter states form seeking to make the procedure less painful, said Justice Anthony M.