After Months Of Delays, Senate Confirms Judge Nearly Unanimously

Yesterday, the Senate voted 86-2 to confirm Margo Kitsy Brodie, 45, to a vacant judgeship on the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Despite no real opposition in the Senate, Brodie waited months for this vote. Brodie was nominated in June and reported out of the Senate Judicial Committee unanimously in October. The overwhelming vote to confirm Brodie is another example of a President Obama’s judicial nominees being delayed despite zero opposition to their nominations on the merits; the seat she will fill has been vacant for 329 days.

–Reid Setzer