The Blog of the Legal Times has this report on the Senate’s 93-0 vote to confirm U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Bacharach to the Tenth Circuit. Although Judge Bacharach’s nomination seems to have been uncontroversial, he still had to wait over 260 days for a floor vote. Jennifer Palmieri of the White House Blog expresses the Obama administration’s opinion of this delay here.
Although Democrats decry the nature of the judicial confirmation process, they are also quick to obstruct highly-qualified nominees (e.g. Miguel Estrada) when the President is not of their party.
Congratulations to Judge Bacharach on surviving this process!