Senate to Vote on Five Judicial Nominees

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell now says the Senate will hold confirmation votes on five judicial nominees in the time preceding the Presidents’ Day break in February. They will be appeals court nominee L. Felipe Restrepo and district court nominees  Wilhelmina Wright (Minnesota),  John Vazquez (New Jersey) and Rebecca Ebinger and Leonard Strand (Iowa), according to Huffington Post.  […]

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Tuesday Gavel Grab Briefs

In these other dispatches about fair and impartial courts: The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked temporarily an order issued by the Alabama Supreme Court that found invalid a lesbian mother’s adoption of three children in Georgia, The Washington Post said. Justice Randy Pierce of the Mississippi Supreme Court has announced he will step down to […]

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Thursday Gavel Grab Briefs

In these other dispatches about fair and impartial courts: “California Judge Orders Frozen Embryos Destroyed,” a New York Times headline said. Jake Faleschini of the Center for American Progress wrote a Huffington Post commentary saying U.S. Senate delays in confirming appeals court nominee L. Felipe Restrepo are inexcusable. ABA Journal reported, “Judge’s Facebook comments merit […]

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N.Y. Times Editorial: Politics Over Confirming Judges Victimizes Us

Americans are the victims when political gamesmanship in Washington blocks the confirmation of well qualified judicial nominees and vacancies abound, a New York Times editorial declares.  The editorial scolds Senate Republicans over what it calls their confirmation roadblock tactics, making a prime example of the nomination of Judge L. Felipe Restrepo of Philadelphia. Nominated to sit […]

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