Senate Judiciary again approves Arkansas judicial nominees | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Senate Judiciary again approves Arkansas judicial nominees

Posted By on Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Carl Tobias, a Richmond law professor who tracks the federal judiciary, alerts me to news that the Senate Judiciary Committe has re-approved a batch of President Obama's judicial nominees, including Timothy Brooks of Fayetteville and Circuit Judge Jay Moody of Little Rock.

Both potential federal district judges were in a group approved by a voice vote. The nominations had to be considered again because the Senate adjourned last year without taking action on nominees awaiting confirmation votes.

Votes were split on several of 29 held-over nominees, with particular division on some appellate nominees, but the Democratic majority gave approval to all.

I asked Tobias for a prediction on confirmation votes. He said:

My best estimate is February for Brooks and April for Moody, working from the date of nomination, the slow pace of floor votes and the holidays like next week.

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • Industrial hemp pilot program coming soon to Arkansas

    One of the booths at this week's Ark-La-Tex Medical Cannabis Expo was hosted by the Arkansas Hemp Association, a trade group founded to promote and expand non-intoxicating industrial hemp as an agricultural crop in the state. AHA Vice President Jeremy Fisher said the first licenses to grow experimental plots of hemp in the state should be issued by the Arkansas State Plant Board next spring.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation