Tuesday, August 02, 2011

BREAKING -- Kathy Williams confirmed! Yes!

Wow, lots of great news today in the District. First, as discussed below, Judge Adalberto Jordan was nominated to fill Judge Susan Black's seat on the 11th Circuit. So we're losing one great judge, but we gain another -- the Senate just unanimously confirmed Kathy Williams to sit on the Southern District of Florida (Judge Hurley's seat).

I'm so happy for Kathy. It took wayyy too long, but that's a story that's been written about quite a bit and today is not the day to rehash it. Today is the the day to celebrate for Kathy. And yes, I'm biased -- I used to work for her at the Federal Public Defender's office, where she is known and respected around the country as running the model FPD office.

She's going to be a fantastic judge -- smart, hardworking, and compassionate. What else do you want from a federal judge?

The picture is Kathy from her confirmation hearings.


Bob Becerra said...

I will be very sad to see Judge Jordan go--a great mind and can't say I have ever been in front of a fairer Jurist.

Oh happy day for U.S. District Judge Kathy Williams!! Good things happen to those who wait.

Anonymous said...

David why wasn't Scola's nomination called up as well? Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Scola was just voted out of committee a week or two ago.

Anonymous said...

The nominations proceed in order of release from the judiciary committee. Judge Scola is toward the end of the pack.