Courts Matter Urges Reconsideration of Rodriguez

Courts Matter Colorado marked the one-year anniversary of Regina Rodriguez’s nomination for the vacant judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado by urging Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner to reaffirm their support of Rodriguez.

Bennet and Gardner both recommended Rodriguez to the White House in January 2016 after parallel screening processes and the senators sent a joint letter to the Judiciary Committee in July asking for confirmation hearings and votes “as soon as possible” on her nomination. Rodriguez was never scheduled for a hearing or vote and her nomination expired at the end of 2016.

“We are reminding the Senators how much they both praised the qualifications and bipartisan nature of this nomination last year and worked together to fill this vacancy in Colorado” said Peg Perl, spokeswoman for the Courts Matter Colorado coalition. “We urge the senators to take the approach of their colleagues in Florida and reaffirm their support for this joint nominee by asking the White House to re-nominate Ms. Rodriguez as soon as possible.” Last month, Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson asked the President to re-nominate three expired nominees that were selected through bipartisan state committee processes similar to screening done before Ms. Rodriguez was nominated by both Colorado Senators.

Last month, Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson asked the President to re-nominate three expired nominees that were selected through bipartisan state committee processes similar to screening done before Rodriguez was nominated by both Colorado Senators.

 

A vacancy was created on Colorado’s federal court when Judge Robert Blackburn took senior status last year.