updated 8/31/2006 9:40:46 AM ET 2006-08-31T13:40:46

President Bush may have another fight on his hands over judicial nominees -- one that conservatives may like.

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He is pushing the Senate to confirm five nominees as federal appeals court judges. Democrats have previously threatened a filibuster to block at least one of the nominees, Terrence Boyle, of North Carolina.

Bush made the announcement at a fund-raiser in Nashville, Tennessee.

A spokesman for Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid of Nevada, called the judicial nominations "extremely divisive."

Bush's picks for the federal bench have stirred contentious debate in the Senate.

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