North Carolina Judges Diaz and Eagles Confirmed to Join Federal Bench

Ending two ridiculously long waits, the Senate has finally confirmed Charlotte Judge Albert Diaz to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and Greensboro Judge Catherine Eagles to the Middle District of North Carolina.  Both will be excellent judges, and their confirmations have been long overdue.  Other North Carolina nominations are still pending though.  Former Magistrate

Judge Wynn Confirmed to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Judge Jim Wynn was finally confirmed to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals last week.  Judge Wynn was first nominated for the court in 1999. His confirmation comes after months of being held up in the Senate by Republican obstruction after President Obama re-nominated him last year.  (Republicans, however, are still holding up the confirmation

Republicans Continue to Hold Up Unemployment Extension in Senate

In a vote Thursday night, Senate Democrats were unable to overcome the Republic filibuster of the bill that contains the much-needed extension of unemployment benefits.  Even though the cost of the bill had been reduced to alleviate the (misguided) concerns of increasing the federal deficit, all Republicans and two Democrats maintained their opposition.  This bill

Senate Confirms Judge Andre Davis to 4th Circuit

The Senate on Monday voted 72-to-16 to confirm Judge Andre M. Davis to a seat on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Judge Davis has been a judge since 1987, and a federal trial judge since 1995.  He was first nominated to the Fourth Circuit by President Clinton in 2000, wasn’t confirmed then, and was