Will the US Senate confirm NC Judge Catherine Eagles?

The US Senate returns to work on Monday, September 13. At approx 5:30pm, the US Senate is scheduled to vote to confirm a judge from Tennessee to the Sixth Circuit.

As a North Carolinian, I want to ask Senators Richard Burr and Kay Hagan why Judge Catherine Eagles has not been scheduled for a confirmation vote. I want the media to ask Senators Burr and Hagan why Judge Eagles has been blocked from even a simple unanimous consent request.

As you may recall, Judge Jim Wynn was confirmed to the Fourth Circuit via a unanimous consent request just a few weeks ago. At that very moment, 2 district court judges from South Carolina were confirmed. Why was Judge Eagles not on that same list as those 2 district court judges from South Carolina?

Catherine Eagles has been waiting for a floor vote for OVER FOUR MONTHS.

Judge Eagles was reported from committee on May 4.

It is September.

Who is holding things up?

It would take literally 20 seconds for any senator (Burr, Hagan, or anyone else) to make a unanimous consent request to confirm Judge Eagles on the floor of the Senate.

If both NC Senators truly support Judge Eagles, they should be taking 20 seconds each day to make such request on the floor of the Senate until the person responsible for the hold reveals themselves publicly.

20 seconds is all it takes.

No other US Senator should be able to hold up Judge Catherine Eagles. She is a nominee to the Middle District of NC. Her district would only cover part of NC.

Senators Burr and Hagan, reveal the cause of this absurd delay for a district court judge.

MSM, investigate and report on who is fighting this well-respected and well-qualified NC judge...for a change.


I need ten people

to call one of the numbers on Richard Burr's "contact page" ... and ask his staff whether or not Mr. Burr intends to push this nominee forward immediately. And if not, why not. Insist on a clear answer.

The phone numbers are listed here.

Sorry to be giving out another assignment on this first day of school, but time's a wastin'.

And while you're there, ask this question: Where does Richard Burr stand on extending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans?

That language thing again...

Where does Richard Burr stand on extending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans?

We need to ask where does Richard Burr stand on repealing the Bush/GOP tax hikes on middle class Americans.


The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

Okay. Ask it that way.

Good idea. See what he says. Either way, he'll be on the wrong side of whatever's good for average people.

Small credit where it is due

The MSM reprints Senators statements on nomination of NC Judge Albert Diaz.

However, no challenge from the reporter about what Senators intend to ACTUALLY DO to bring about a floor vote or consent request.

Reporters: just ask the Senators when or if they will be making a consent request on the Senate floor.

Statements are meaningless. Unanimous consent requests are true actions.

Still no word on Judge Catherine Eagles.


Senate Confirmation Update: Nothing

The US Senate has been back in session for one week.

They've adjourned for the week.

No NC judges were confirmed. They still wait on the Senate Executive Calendar.

Who is holding up NC's judges?

Senators Burr and Hagan, why did you not take to the floor to move for Judge Eagles or Judge Diaz's approval for the four days the Senate was in session this week?

20 seconds a day is all it takes. Why did you not even try?

I can accept that other Senator(s) may object to NC's judges.

Just make them reveal themselves to NC voters.

Otherwise, you are NOT doing everything you can to get them confirmed.


Another Senate Confirmation Update: Still Nothing

The US Senate is closing out its second week back on Friday. They'll leave DC in another week or two.

Still no NC judges confirmed.

After unanimous approval in committee, these NC judges still wait for action on the Senate's Executive Calendar.

Judge Eagles has waited for a floor vote since May.

Judge Diaz has waited for a floor vote since January.

Senators Burr and Hagan, you are publicly reminded once again that it just takes 20 seconds of your time to walk to the Senate floor and move for immediate consideration of these judges.

The Senate will be in session on Friday.

Will either of you lift a finger to at least offer the pretense of caring about moving these NC judges forward?


Final Senate Confirmation Update: No Judges for NC

The US Senate has shut down until November 15 and NC Judges Catherine Eagles and Albert Diaz still wait for a floor vote.

When you see Senators Burr and Hagan, ask them why they didn't truly take action to confirm these judges from North Carolina.

Read upthread for the action they could have taken, but did not.

The US Senate is broken.


Today's Senate Confirmation Update: Nothing

North Carolina judicial nominees Albert Diaz (nominee for the Fourth Circuit) and Catherine Eagles (nominee for the Middle District) are still waiting on a floor vote.

Diaz was nominated OVER A YEAR ago.

Eagles was nominated OVER EIGHT MONTHS ago.

Read upthread for action our Senators could take, but do not.

Senators Burr and Hagan, just stand on the broken US Senate floor and ask for a freakin' unanimous consent request.

Make the Senator that objects to these North Carolina judges step into the light.

From the Senate Judiciary Committee web site:

Catherine C. Eagles
U.S. District Judge, Mid. Dist. of North Carolina
Nominated: March 10, 2010
ABA Rating: Unanimously Well Qualified
Committee Questionnaire
Hearing Date: April 16, 2010
Questions For The Record
Reported By Committee: May 6, 2010
Confirmed By Senate:

Albert Diaz
U.S. Circuit Judge, Fourth Circuit
Nominated: November 4, 2009
ABA Rating: Unanimously Well Qualified
Committee Questionnaire
Hearing Date: Dec. 16, 2009
Questions For The Record
Reported By Committee: Jan. 28, 2010
Confirmed By Senate: