September 29, 2008

Senate Confirms 10 District Judges

On Friday, the Senate confirmed ten judges to federal district courts across the United States. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy touts in a press release that he “expedited the consideration of the nominees.”

Also on Friday, The White House announced the nomination of Philip P. Simon to replace retiring Judge Kenneth F. Ripple on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Since Chairman Leahy is now such a strong believer in expediting the confirmation of the President’s nominees, perhaps we will see Judge Simon confirmed in a lame duck session. While he is at it, the Chairman could break even more records by expediting the consideration of the rest of President Bush’s appellate court nominees. That would be quite impressive, Mr. Chairman.