Thursday, March 14, 2019

ARIZONA'S POLITICAL SHORTS: Senate To Next Vote On Arizona Magistrate Bridget Bade For 9th Circuit Judgeship On 25th

Senate To Next Vote On Arizona Magistrate Bridget Bade For 9th Circuit Judgeship On 25th
3:45pm: The Senate Clerk confirmed this afternoon that the next judicial appointment it will vote on will be Arizona's Hon. Bridget Bade, for a position on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The vote on the cloture motion will be at 2:30pm AZT on Monday, March 25. Given the bipartisan 17-5 vote in the Judiciary Committee to approve her nomination, there is no reason for the Republican-controlled Senate to not invoke cloture, in which case the final vote confirming her appointment will likely be the next day.

Arizona's Politics reported on the process that led to her nomination here.

Her application for the position can be found here.

Video of her hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee can be found here.

Other Arizona nominations pending are Mike Liburdi for a U.S. District Court Judge, and Mike Bailey for the U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona.

Senate Moves Forward To Vote On Arizona Magistrate Bridget Bade For 9th Circuit Judgeship
12:15pm: The U.S. Senate is moving forward on the appointment of Arizona's Hon. Bridget Bade to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this afternoon filed for cloture on her nomination.

As Arizona's Poltiics has been reporting, Bade - who is currently a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Phoenix - is one of those all-too-infrequent judicial nominations that has received broad, bipartisan support.* (17-5 approval in Senate Judiciary Committee.)

It is not clear when exactly the Senate will vote on cloture and on the nomination, but - given recent practice - it should be within the next few business days. (Update: Senate will not be conducting business next week - hello, Spring Break! - so, March 25 may be the day they take it up. h/t to John Doe @fedjudges)

(Disclosure: Arizona's Politics' co-founder Paul Weich has known and been friendly with Bade on and off since law school.)

Congress Voted 420-0 To Say Mueller Report Should Be Public; Gosar Votes "Present"
11:45am: The U.S. House of Representatives voted 420-0 today that the (eventual) report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be made available to Congress and the public. Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar (R-CD4) voted "present".

We have not yet seen a statement from Rep. Gosar regarding his "present" vote.

Here is the text of H.Con.Res.24: 

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