2004 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Ross
A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES SENATORS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO SUPPORT A FLOOR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT BUSH'S JUDICIAL NOMINEES.
WHEREAS, Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution states, "the President shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States"; and
WHEREAS, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts has classified 22 judgeships as "judicial emergencies"; and
WHEREAS, forty-three of President George W. Bush's judicial nominees are pending before the United States Senate; and
WHEREAS, sixty-three percent of President Bush's Court of Appeals nominations have been to fill seats classified as judicial emergencies; and
WHEREAS, forty-two percent of President Bush's District Court nominations have been to fill seats classified as judicial emergencies; and
WHEREAS, a minority of Senators have used dilatory tactics to prevent a Senate floor vote on six of President Bush's judicial nominees, all of whom were reported favorably by the Committee on the Judiciary; and
WHEREAS, each of President Bush's judicial nominees reported favorably by the Committee on the Judiciary enjoys the support of a majority of the United States Senate, as is required by the United States Constitution:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby request our United States Senators in the United States Congress to work to allow a timely vote on the floor of the United States Senate on all judicial nominations.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Mississippi congressional delegation.