UPDATED: A little REGJB/Blog/Fed trivia:
Name the last federal court judge in the southern district to have originally started his/her career as a county court judge.
The Federal JNC (Motto "the really really good JNC") has nominated four individuals for two open Federal Judge positions in the Southern District of Florida. And the surprising news is that all four nominees are State Court Judges. The nominees are:
All REGJB criminal court judges or alumni.
Once nominated, the two judges can look forward to a complete FBI investigation, an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and then becoming a political football, kicked back and forth between the Republicans and Democrats while their careers twist in political limbo. Some nominees become part of political deals and are approved, while other nominees become the line in the sand drawn by a senator out to prove a point.
To Judges Thornton, Gayles, Bloom and Lopez:
The Good News: You've been nominated to be a federal judge.
The Bad News: You've been nominated to be a federal judge.
Sincerely, your favourite blogger.
See You In Court.