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After several years of being in legislative limbo, the first of President Bush's contested judicial nominations could get an up-or-down vote before the Senate this week. Senators on Tuesday voted to invoke cloture — or an end to debate — on the nomination of Priscilla Owen (search) to a seat on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The vote was 81-18 to proceed toward a final confirmation vote. We'll get the latest from Brit Hume, FOX News' Washington, D.C. managing editor.

Jay Leno's testimony did little to bolster the defense's case that the family of Michael Jackson's accuser targeted celebrities to try to bilk them out of money. So did Leno's testimony do more harm than good for the pop star's defense? We'll ask Laura Ingle, KFI Radio reporter, outside the Santa Maria courthouse.

Then, we'll get the legal lowdown from criminal defense attorney, Geoffrey Nathan, and former prosecutor, Arthur Aidala.

And, the National Association of Realtors reports a four-and-a-half percent jump in sales — the biggest rise in home prices in almost 25 years. But can low mortgage rates keep the real estate bubble from bursting? Tom Adkins, real estate agent for Re-Max Services, weighs in.

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