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Monday February 13, 2012

Help Judge Adalberto Jose Jordan Obtain Full Senate Approval to 11th Circuit Court

Help Judge Adalberto Jose Jordan Obtain Full Senate Approval to 11th Circuit Court

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The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) has supported the nomination of Judge Adalberto Jose Jordan for the 11th Circuit and now needs our help for the last step of this confirmation. 

We ask for your assistance in reaching out to both of your U.S. Senators in support of this confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.  The vote is scheduled for today, February 13th at approximately 5:30 p.m. (EST).

Judge Jordan was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States at age 6. He excelled at the University of Miami School of Law, then served as a clerk for the U.S. 11th Circuit and later for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. After rising through the ranks at a Miami law firm, he joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida where he served until his appointment as U.S. District Judge in 1999.

He has now served with distinction for over a decade on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Last year President Obama appointed Judge Jordan to fill a seat on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Growing case backlogs in court had caused the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to declare the vacancy a “judicial emergency.” 

Judge Jordan’s nomination was met with bipartisan support, a top rating of “well-qualified” from the ABA, and unanimous approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Some fear, including the HBNA, that some senators ‘remain set on obstructing’ qualified candidates if they are Obama appointees, so your support is critical.

Contact your Senator’s office at (202) 224-3121.