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Monday, June 23, 2014

BLOOM CLOTURE VOTE TONIGHT-CONFIRMATION VOTE TOMORROW

BREAKING: Sometime around 6:30 PM EDST, the senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Judge Bloom. Watching the vote on C-Span (Motto: "The natural sleep remedy") it appeared that the "Yea" vote from Senator Levin put Judge Bloom over the top (51). We erroneously reported (see below) that 60 votes were needed to invoke cloture. While that is true in general for cloture, we forgot that the Senate Democrats (Motto: "Holding on to a majority by a bare thread") previously invoked the "nuclear option" for the President's nominees and reduced the number of votes to invoke cloture from the historic sixty to fifty-one. The nuclear option does not apply to Supreme Court nominees. 
The Senate should vote on the nomination, now that cloture was invoked and there can be no filibuster, sometime tomorrow afternoon or Wednesday at the latest. 

Meanwhile, DOM's blog has the "after" picture with new Federal Judge Gayles and Judge Moreno after the CJ swore him in. 






XMLU.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session
as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
Vote Summary
Question: On the Nomination (Confirmation Darrin P. Gayles, of Florida, to be U.S. District Judge )
Vote Number:197Vote Date:June 17, 2014, 11:54 AM
Required For Majority:1/2Vote Result:Nomination Confirmed
Nomination Number:PN1400
Nomination Description:Darrin P. Gayles, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida
Vote Counts:YEAs98
NAYs0
Not Voting2




At 5:30 P.M., tonight, the U.S. Senate will vote for cloture.  It takes a three-fifths vote (60 votes) to invoke cloture, which places a time limit on the discussion of the vote. By invoking cloture, there can be no filibuster (literally "talk till you drop"). 

Senator Reid has set the conformation vote for several judicial nominations, including Judge Bloom's, for 11:00 AM Tuesday, meaning that by the end of tomorrow Judge Bloom will have a job for life and there will be another opening on the circuit bench in Miami. 

Good luck Judge Bloom. 

LEFT OR RIGHT?
Here's something that's been on our mind for sometime: 

When you leave the back of the REGJB to perambulate to the PD's office, which way do you go? Left, or right? 

We think that your choice says a lot about who you are. 
For us, it's always been "when in doubt, go left." 
But for others, "right is right." 

Take our poll. 

CORRIGENDUM:* 
We erroneously commented that after the conviction of disgraced former officer German Bosque that Judge De La O did not take him into custody. We were incorrect. After the verdict, Judge De La O set a $50,000.00 bond and house arrest. 
@Davidovalle305 later tweeted that Bosque was taken into custody when a bondsman refused to remain on the bond. 
A check of the Dade Corrections Website over the weekend did not turn up a German Bosque as being in custody, so some bondsman posted the bond (as surprising as that may seem). 

See You In Court. 



* We again save our robed readers the tedium of a google search. A corrigendum is a correction of a previously published article. 



16 comments:

Seth Sklarey said...

Turning left to go to the PDs office requires one to pass by the jail window area which may result in an encounter with a criminal or family member of a criminal, which could result in a new client, a request for money or a ride, a date, Or an encounter with someone going to or from the Health Dept. A turn to the right could encounter a member of the SAO. Govern yourselves accordingly.

DS said...

East

Anonymous said...

Rump, you again wrongly assume that our robed readers are capable of a google search.

Anonymous said...

Seth is right on. I go left to avoid not only ASA's but other lawyers as well. The small talk sickens me. Rather run into a group of teenage girls trying to raise money to bail out their half brother.

Anonymous said...

GImmie a B gimme an L gimmie an OO M. What does that spell ? US DISTRICT COURT JUDGE FOR LIFE BLOOM!!!

Anonymous said...

I just happened to have read the statute about appeal bonds. It says that the original bond cannot be used for an appeal.

Funny how a bondsman walks away from bonding out a cop. That speaks volumes.

Anonymous said...

Good luck Beth Bloom.

Anonymous said...

Opa Locka and Sweetwater PD's should be taken over by the county. Officers from those departments without criminal histories or IA records would become Miammi-Dade officers.

Anonymous said...

Only a psychopath would go to the right

Anonymous said...

Clerk says German Bosque is in fact in jail:

Probation Start Date: Probation End Date:
Probation Length: Probation Type:
Defendant in Jail: Y Defendant Release to: PENA/LNI, I
Bond Amount: $0.00 Bond Status:
Bond Type: MISCELLANEOUS RELEASE Bond Issue Date: 06/12/2013

Anonymous said...

Good luck Beth Bloom.
iHM.

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


When the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor, they did not sneak around the side; they came straight at us.

When Patton took on Rommel, he stared him down in the face and attacked head on.

Of course, you can also look at it the way President Lincoln did: "The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.”

In the words of that great artist Cupid, from the Cupid Shuffle:
"To the right, to the right."

Cap Out ...

Anonymous said...

The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour not the Germans -

John Belushi said...

Whenever someone says "when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour," I fear for the future of the world when I read a response that says "The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour." Destroys my faith in people with Bar cards.

Watch a funny movie once in a while, it helps.

Anonymous said...

"The Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941
President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." On that day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory. The bombing killed more than 2,300 Americans. It completely destroyed the American battleship U.S.S. Arizona and capsized the U.S.S. Oklahoma. The attack sank or beached a total of twelve ships and damaged nine others. 160 aircraft were destroyed and 150 others damaged. The attack took the country by surprise, especially the ill-prepared Pearl Harbor base." - Library of Congress

S said...

11:02, you are so pathetic, helpless and out of touch. The phrase "the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor" is from one of the most watched and popular movies in history, namely "Animal House" starring the late John Belushi. It 's a joke you idiot, one you obviously didn't get. I tremble to think you might be practicing law.