Some of you might have followed with keen interest the brouhaha regarding Judge Leslie Southwick. For the uninitiated, Judge Southwick is a conservative Mississippi Republican, formerly a state appeals court judge, whom the Prez nominated for a lifetime seat on the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The 5th is one of the more important federal appeals courts. Judge Southwick is akin to Scalia/Alito with a southern drawl.
Various liberal special interest groups loudly projected their mental disorders and put heavy pressure on the Democrat Senate caucus to reject this nomination. Not only for the obvious reasons. It’s bad enough from the leftist viewpoint to have conservative federal judges, well, anywhere. Southern conservative judges set them off into absolute derangement mode.
Judge Southwick was confirmed Wednesday; he can stay on the 5th Circuit as long as he wants.
The vote by political party was:
49 / 49 (100%) – Republicans in favor
9 / 46 (20%) – Democrats in favor
37 / 46 (80%) – Democrats opposed
0 / 49 (0%) – Republicans opposed