Ok. Now the Herald is getting serious.
In light of Senator Rubio's (R. Alternate reality) refusal to allow the nomination of Judge Will Thomas proceed to the senate judiciary committee (Motto: "We'll get right on it") the Miami Herald Editorial Board now has it's dander up. It's feathers are ruffled over this kerfuffle, and they've had enough dammit!
The Herald is calling for (steady yourself) an end (gasp!) to the delays in approving judicial nominations. Through some careful reporting and sophisticated analysis, the Herald is now prepared to say that politics are behind the delays in confirming judges. And they don't like it one bit:
These delays of nomination votes have unfortunately become routine in gridlocked Washington. President Obama is hardly the first Oval Office occupant to see his federal judicial nominations languish in the Senate. But really, senators, almost two years to confirm a single judicial appointment?
The delays are driven, almost entirely, by crass partisanship. The result is U.S. District Court vacancies that go unfilled, literally, for years. That’s justice delayed, justice denied. And it’s entirely the fault of the U.S. Senate.
The full editorial is here.
Rumpole says: Judges Beth Bloom and Darrin Gayles benefit from Senator Rubio's intransigence on Judge Thomas.
Rubio got his pound of flesh and won't stand in the way of Bloom and Gayles' nomination.
Life is all about the timing.
Enjoy your weekend.
See you in court.