President Obama announced today that he will nominate Judge Adalberto José Jordán, one of the leading lights of the local federal bench, to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Among his other virtues, Judge Jordan graduated from UM Law in 1987, and clerked for Judge Thomas A. Clark of the 11th Circuit and then for Supreme Court Sandra Day O’Connor of the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Jordan has been on the Southern District of Florida since 1999, and regularly teaches Federal Courts at UM.
This is a great appointment and I cannot imagine that it will be controversial. Judge Jordan is a real star. I hope the Senate actually gets around to confirming him — they’re pretty slow up there.
On Miami Law and judicial nominations: Don’t forget to add too that Miami Law alum, Kathy Williams, was confirmed last night by the Senate for SD FL!