Please read the editorial, Swift action on judge is warranted, Omaha World-Herald (June 17, 2015) (“Nebraskans can hope consideration of a highly qualified nominee such as Rossiter doesn’t become a political tug of war and that he can receive speedy consideration.”) From their lips to Chairman Grassley’s ears.*
As the editorial points out, “Rossiter’s nomination came 21 months after District Judge Joseph Bataillon announced plans to move to senior judge status, and 10 months after the state’s U.S. senators recommended Rossiter to the president.” We need Bob Rossiter tomorrow! The powerful Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and a Nebraska neighbor, can make a quick confirmation hearing a reality. I hope Mr. Grassley is listening.
* For reasons only the paranoid understand, my Chrome browser will block this link to the government’s web page on Senator Grassley as “unsafe.” I haven’t taken the time to figure this out, so you may want to use another browser other than Chrome to open this link. Or you may already have configured Chrome to avoid this problem, in which case you may fairly call me an illiterate moron. No need to do so, however. I cop to that without prodding.