LtCol Albert Diaz, USMCR (Ret.) was nominated for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit more than a year ago. Yet the Senate still hasn’t voted on whether to confirm his nomination. That is perplexing, considering that Judge Diaz’s nomination received unanimous support in the Senate Judiciary Committee on 28 January 2010. For those of us who know Judge Diaz, it is additionally perplexing, considering how talented and highly qualified he is. Among his many other qualifications, he served in his Reserve capacity as a judge on the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. And well before his nomination, we lauded the quality of his appellate opinions.
Today, the Washington Post‘s editorial page once again calls on the Senate to vote on Judge Diaz’s confirmation. I add my tiny voice to that call.