Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Judge Rosenbaum Update -- Full Senate Vote Likely Within the Week

Judge Robin Rosenbaum is FINALLY nearing a full Senate vote.  Senate Majority Harry Reid laid the groundwork today by calling for a cloture vote on Judge Rosenbaum's nomination to occur no later than this Thursday. The timing of the actual final vote is unclear as Republicans can demand up to 30 hours of post-cloture delay. The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved Judge Rosenbaum’s nomination in March and both Florida Senators are supporting her nomination.  Her confirmation cannot come soon enough.  Normally a court of twelve, the 11th Circuit currently only has eight full-time judges -- a fallout of the judicial confirmation gridlock.


Rumpole said...

What about Bloom and Gayles?

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, we really need that good ole' 11th Circuit up and runnin' at full speed! I don't know what we would do without all their wonderful opinions.

Anonymous said...

They will be voted out of committee tomorrow, and there are still 14 other district court nominees waiting for a floor vote before them. Senator Leahy said he expects they will be confirmed before Congress' summer recess.