|Page (1) of 1 - 02/15/12||email article||print page|
Senate confirms Cuban-born judge to 11th CircuitAfter filibuster, Senate approves Cuban-born judge for 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals
WASHINGTON (AP) ' The Senate has confirmed the first Cuban-born judge to serve on the Atlanta-based U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
U.S. District Judge Adalberto Jose Jordan was confirmed Wednesday by a 94-5 vote after several days of procedural delays.
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul held up the confirmation because he wanted a vote on his unrelated bill to block U.S. financial aid to Egypt. He has not been granted a vote.
It has been four months since Jordan's nomination received unanimous support from the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Senate had voted Monday to end Paul's filibuster, but had to delay a confirmation vote until Wednesday under its rules.
Jordan had clerked for now-retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
Related Keywords:Judge Confirmed,National courts,Legislature,Government and politics,Filibusters,National governments,Courts,Judiciary