Senate Confirms Vazquez for Federal Bench in New Jersey

john-michael-vazquezThe Daily Signal reports that the Senate confirmed another of President Obama’s lifetime federal appointees. John Michael Vazquez was confirmed on a vote of 84-2 for the position of U.S. District Judge in New Jersey.

Acccording to the Latin Post, Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the only Latino Democrat in the Senate, said about the nominee, “In addition to intellect, judgment, temperament, observance to the rule of law and the separation of powers, he diversifies our Judiciary as a Hispanic American — something that I think is also very important to be able to have any American walk into any court in the land and believe that the possibility of someone like them may very well be sitting in judgment of them.”