Letters to the Editor

Unlawful process

In his Nov. 18 letter, Congress should fill judicial vacancies, Mark Ferrulo, of Progress Florida, suggests that the Senate should confirm President Obama’s judges before the next Congress convenes.

He ignores the current unlawful process, as Harry Reid, instead of nominating non-extremist judges, dynamited filibuster rules that had existed for more than a century. It worked for every president and Senate, except for the current group. The object was and still is to pack the courts with left-wing judges, a tactic that smells more of a Hugo Chávez than an American president and Senate.

A more-prudent, and law-abiding, approach is to have a review of every appointment that was made during this period and have a lawful vote on each and everyone of them.

Arturo Rodriguez, Doral