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Gruender's Judge Appointment Goes Before Sen. Committee


Washington, DC – St. Louis's U.S. attorney, Ray Gruender, went before a U.S. Senate committee in Washington Thursday to answer questions over his appointment as a federal judge.

One issue that came up was the city council of University City, which passed a resolution saying the USA Patriot Act said the law could infringe on civil liberties.

Gruender responded to that action by saying the council's resolution did little to protect liberties. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois said he thinks Gruender went too far. The Judiciary Committee hasn't yet voted on the nomination.