Thursday, November 04, 2021

Linda Lopez has her Senate Judiciary hearing

Judicial Profile: Judge Linda Lopez

Linda Lopez took the next step in becoming a district judge today with her judiciary hearing.  Hopefully she will get her floor vote by the end of the year.  We are all rooting for her!

Another person with Miami roots was nominated today: 

Judge Cristina D. Silva: Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Judge Cristina D. Silva has served as a judge on the Eighth Judicial District Court, Department IX, in Las Vegas, Nevada since 2019. From 2011 to 2019, Judge Silva served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada. Judge Silva held numerous leadership positions in the office, including Chief of the Criminal Division from 2018 to 2019 and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division from 2013 to 2018. From 2007 until 2010, she worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, serving as Assistant Chief of Litigation for the Domestic Violence Unit in 2010. Judge Silva received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in 2007 and her B.A. from Wellesley College in 2001.

And finally, Magistrate Judges in Miami are dumping Zoom for duty calendars (not other hearings). Starting on Monday, all future duty hearings will be in person. This is too bad as I thought that the quick status hearings were great by Zoom.


Anonymous said...

Mags not dumping Zoom for all matters, just duty court in Miami will be in-person.

Anonymous said...

Here no judicial or USA nominees. Dems in disarray.

Anonymous said...

What does this have to do with critical race theory being taught to 2nd graders?

Anonymous said...

What's happening with the people with Miami roots who applied for a SD FL position.

Anonymous said...

On the other blog there is a lot of talk about the governor's professional diversity scorecard with judicial appointments. With rumors that Judge Snow will retire next year the district's magistrate judge scorecard bears a review.

Since 1999 there have 22 appointments. Of these 22 appointments, 16 of the chosen had worked or were working at the US Attorney's Office. In those 22 years only 2 appointments from the public defenders. All of the women appointed in that time period had worked or were working at the US Atty office except one.

Anonymous said...

The magistrates are chosen by the Judges of the S.D.Fla. So
what's your point?