December 16, 2010 4:16 AM

Commentary: Judge Diaz deserves confirmation before Senate adjourns

Several months ago on this website, I published a commentary urging President Barack Obama and the U.S. Senate to swiftly fill vacancies in two of the 15 Fourth Circuit judgeships because the openings can erode the prompt, inexpensive and fair disposition of appeals. I specifically called for expeditious Senate approval of North Carolina Superior Court Judge Albert Diaz because the well-qualified, uncontroversial jurist was nominated in November 2009.

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